- Senator representing Cross River central senatorial district John Owan Enoh says Cross River indigene are now ready to defect from PDP to APC
- Enoh says the leadership crisis in PDP is irreconcilable and no serious minded politician will continue to remain in the party
- He added that his defection was long overdue as a result of pressures from his constituents
The senator representing Cross River central senatorial district John Owan Enoh on Tuesday, May 9 said he had been under pressure from his constituency to defect to the All progressive Congress (APC) for a long time.
Enown made this known in Abuja while speaking with journalists after the chairman, senate committee on finance had announced his defection and he was formally received by his APC colleagues.
He said many people from his state, Cross River, would decamp to the APC any time soon.
According to him, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been badly damaged and no serious minded politician would continue to remain in that kind of fold.
ThisDay reports that he said his defection was long overdue as a result of pressures from his constituents.
“I have been under pressure from my constituents to defect to APC for quite some time now, but I have decided to hold on to see if we could solve the problems in PDP,” he said.
“The leadership crisis in PDP is irreconcilable and no politician worth his salt would continue to remain as it is now.”
NAIJ.com gathered that Enoh revealed that Cross River indigeness are now ready to defect from PDP to APC he was the one that had been delaying them before.
Against the suspicion that Cross River state governor, Prof. Ben Ayade was not carrying him along in party affairs, the lawmaker explained: “that cannot be the reason for my defection.
“I am a grassroot politician and I know what it is to play politics, particularly, people want to identify with power of the day”
NAIJ.com recalls that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members of the Nigerian Senate protested greatly on Tuesday as John Enoh defected to the ruling APC.
Enoh had said his decision was based on personal reasons.
It was learnt that his colleagues in the opposition party are not at all happy with the development.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of a Nigerian man lamenting bitterly about how he regretted voting for the All Progressives Congress in the last elections: