- Senator Etang Umoyo, who represented Eket senatorial district in the Third Republic Senate has dumped PDP for APC
- Umoyo said Akwa Ibom state is moving backwards under PDP
- He has been registered with the APC in his Etebi Ward 7
Etang Umoyo, a third republic senator who represented Eket senatorial district in the Senate, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom.
According to Umoyo, Akwa Ibom state is moving backwards under the government of the PDP, The Punch reports.
It was gathered that Umoyo, who is the most senior politician in Esit Eket local government area, was registered with the APC in his Etebi Ward 7 on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Umoyo added that the seed for the on-going disintegration of the PDP in the state was sowed during the December 2014 governorship primaries of the party.
He said: “Today is just for me to officially present myself to my Ward as a member of APC but I had long abandoned a group of mafians who called themselves politicians in PDP immediately after the gubernatorial primaries in 2014 which saw to the imposition of a particular candidate against the wishes of the people.
“Today, the state is moving backwards because of that singular act of impunity.”
Umoyo is a founding member of the PDP in the state.
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported that an incumbent senator, Nelson Effiong dumped PDP for APC.
Effiong representing Akwa-Ibom South Senatorial District, announced his defection in the Senate, on January 19.
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