Four days after the governor of Cross River State joined the All Congress (APC), his deputy, Prof Ivara Ejemot Esu, has followed suit; made an official declaration of his motive to leave the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling APC party.
This was confirmed on a video published by Channels TV. Prof. Esu announced specifically that he was now a fully registered member of APC, while displaying his registration form for all to see.
Esu said he decided to officially make his defection known to debunk the rumour, that he did not defect to the APC, alongside his boss, Ben Ayade.
According to News available to Obinwannem, the deputy governor of Cross River, made his defection official on Monday, May 24, to “stop speculations that he did not follow, Governor Ayade to the APC”.
Esu said he supported his boss’s effort to move the development of Cross River to the next level, adding that the South-South, had never been in opposition with the federal government since 1999, until the current dispensation.
Similarly, a member of the House of Representatives, Mike Etaba, has also decamped to APC.
Etaba said his decision, was informed by the defection of Governor Ayade from PDP to the APC. The lawmaker officially registered for the APC, in his political ward in Obubra local government area of the State at the weekend.
Meanwhile, members of the PDP, have been warned against joining the ruling party. The former governor of Cross River State, Liyel Imoke, issued the warning on Sunday, while speaking at a stakeholder meeting in Calabar.
Imoke, said that APC is not a political party to join, because it is collapsing, adding that it would not serve the interest of Cross River State.
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News | May 25, 2021