After Adeleke’s Victory, PDP Loses Top Senator To Another Party
The Young Progressives Party (YPP) in Akwa Ibom on Monday, July 18, received a former PDP member, Senator Bassey Akpan
Senator Akpan who has his eyes on the state’s governorship seat come 2023, believes the YPP will help him achieve the ambition
The federal lawmaker is of the view that the next general elections will be decided by the character, capacity, and competence of candidates
Akwa Ibom –
Senator Bassey Akpan, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom, on Monday, July 18, defected to the Young Progressives Party (YPP).
It was gathered that Senator Akpan dumped the PDP because he felt it could not help him bring to fruition the collective dreams of his constituents, PM News reports.
Akpan who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources Upstream, and a former PDP governorship aspirant in the state brought his supporters to the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in a bid to actualise his governorship bid in 2023.
He is certain that if elected, his administration will bring justice for all and deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.
The senator said the 2023 general elections will be about character, competence, and capacity
“Today, a new Akwa Ibom births Akwa Ibom for you and Akwa Ibom for me. Akwa Ibom where there will be justice for all.”
Speaking on the defection via his Twitter page, Akpan tweeted:
“Today (July 18, 2022), my wife and I officially transferred our memberships to the Young Progressive Party, YPP, having resigned my membership of @OfficialPDPNig on July 15, 2022.
“I joined the YPP today with my beloved Wife, Imaobong, and our membership cards were presented.”
2023: Mass defection hits south-south PDP as 4 top chieftains, others join opposition party
On Friday, June 24, four top PDP mobilisers and over 100 other members of the party in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo state, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) .
Led by the party’s former youth leader in the local government area, Mr Godwin Igbinosun, the defectors said they decided to join the APC
because of the performance of the lawmaker representing Ovia Federal Constituency, Mr Dennis Idahosa, and the crisis in the state chapter of the PDP.
Speaking on behalf of the decampees who were received by Idahosa and Mr Oscar Aghedo, the Local Government chairman of APC, at Okokuo ward of Ovia North East, Igbinosun vowed to ensure the election of all candidates of the APC in the 2023 general elections.