Sequel to the previous report on the APC last two weeks in Ini LGA, where thousands defected to PDP upon arrival of Obong Emmanuel Ukpong Udo (Macaire) and Hon. Emmanuel Ekpeyong (Iraq) Principals of Mkpoikana-Abasi and Ini-Abasi campaign organizations. The drowning party witnessed another saddling scenario yesterday, Wednesday 12, December 2018, at Itu Mbonuso Ward 3, Ikpe Ikot Nkon Ward 2 and Iwerre Ward 5 home town of Hon. Emmanuel Ekpeyong, as more ward leaders of the party dumped their broomd for PDP.
It was gathered that the major reason for their mass defection was as a result of the dividends of democracy made available to them through the benevolence gestures of our Governor, Deacon Udom Emmanuel, who upon resumption into office in 2015, constructed the road linking more than four wards in the area to Arochukwu in Abia state and the then dead trap bridge, payment of tuition fees to tertiary Institution students, disbursement of business grants for traders, rehabilitation of long degraded and equipping of hospitals with ultra-modern medical equipments, effectively projecting the free and compulsory education and also free medical treatments for aged and young people.
They stated that the emergence of the duo as the standard bearers of PDP for the federal house of representatives and state house of assembly respectively, is one of the major reason they have decided to return to the party whose vision and mission has been clearly seen even by the blind.
Among those who attended the consultation turn rally include, stakeholders and PDP elders at the Chapter, youths, women, ward level and traditional institution.
Further praises came in from stakeholders, who promised to mobilize people from all the units in each ward to deliver all the PDP standard bearers, adding that they are results oriented, with the willingness and capacity to serve the people.
Women leaders and youths of the area couldn’t hide the acceptability of the duo, they stated clearly that PDP gave tickets to the best candidates, whose ability to deliver dividends of democracy can’t be underestimated. They also pledged utmost loyalty and support for all the PDP Candidates from the Presidency, Senate, Federal House of Representatives and State house of Assembly.
Reacting, the philanthropist, Obong Emmanuel Ukpong Udo who is christened “Udo eka-Jesus” redeemed the promise of a sewing machine and Motorcycle to Ekomobong and Otuekong Oto Udousoro, two of his supporters.