PDP Senator decamps to APC

Nelson Effiong, the senator representing Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District, has defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Mr. Effiong was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The Senate announced the defection of Mr. Effiong, through its official twitter handle @NGRSenate.

“Breaking: Senator Nelson Effiong (Akwa-Ibom South) defects from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC),” the senate tweeted, Thursday morning.

The senate said the Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, who is from the same state with Mr. Effiong, raised a point of order and spoke against his defection.

The senator cited the division within the PDP as his reason for leaving the party.

There had been rumours that Mr. Effiong was set to dump the PDP some days ago, but was prevented from doing so by the leadership of the Senate.

Mr. Effiong, a former speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, is from the same senatorial district as the governor of the state, Udom Emmanuel.


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  • PDP’s new name APC.

    • Kallah Bature

      Welcome Senator Effiong.Waiting for Gov.Udom Emmanuel.

      • JSA1

        ….AND EKWEREMADU… POWER IS SWEET!

  • sheyman

    Our former largest party in Africa gradually becoming a club, what a world.

  • Kallah Bature

    PSP is in tatters.Recovery from looters will not only finance the budget but go a long way in developing Nigeria’s battered economy.

    • Kallah Bature

      I mean to say PDP.

  • JSA1

    ONE BY ONE! THE TRUTH SHALL PREVAIL! UP PMB!

  • thusspokez

    Nelson Effiong: The latest political prostitute to desert his former client

    If you are a political party which is claiming to be at the forefront of fighting corruption, welcoming known looters and crooks from other political parties into your fold can be politically damaging. Soon the voters wouldn’t know the difference between you and the other parties now that your have inherited all their big crooks.

    No doubt these political prostitutes and ex PDP looters and crooks will do to the APC what they did to the PDP, and then find another party which to defect.

    • Mufu Ola

      I guess they would be kept at arms length in APC.

  • Sincere-Voice

    What’s all this now? What’s happening to Pdp? Pdp is gradually becoming a table tennis club!

  • Spoken word

    PDP is no longer attractive because the days of easy money are over

    • musa aliero

      The days of easy money are over for PDP but have just started for APC that’s why they are all leaving for apc to collect their share and enjoy total immunity from corruption

  • Comfortkay

    I do not hate politician that jump from place to another they are nothing but a HARLOT. Having said that PDP is long ago a dead party.

  • aisha ani

    Ekweremadu is up next.

  • emmanuel

    Buhari is the looser in the new power play. watch it!

  • think global not local

    An unsurprising move, these guys are not driven by ideology or purpose, but rather seek power and wealth. They are all thugs and thieves and have only their selfish interests at heart ( both APc and PDP alike). We the people need to realise this (irrespective of tribe), revolt and reclaim our country.