Ex-House of Reps members decamp from PDP to APC

Dr Esio Oquong Udoh says the APC is his new political home
Dr Esio Oquong Udoh says the APC is his new political home

Two former members of the House of Representatives on Saturday decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom state.

They are Esio-Oquong Udoh and Bassey Etim.

“Mr Etim, who recently lost a legal battle at the Supreme Court to unseat Albert Akpan, the senator representing Uyo Senatorial District, had represented Uyo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.”

Mr Udoh, a medical doctor, represented Oron Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. He was the chairman of the South-south parliamentary caucus in the House.

Both politicians, accompanied by their supporters, announced at the newly opened APC state secretariat, along Ikot Ekpene Road, Uyo, that they were done with the PDP, the ruling party in the state.

From Uyo, they joined a motorcade to Ikot Ekpene city for a solidarity rally for President Muhammadu Buhari.

“I have to protect the interest of my people,” Mr Udoh told PREMIUM TIMES, Saturday morning. “That is why I am moving to APC.”

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Cletus Ukpong is PREMIUM TIMES’ assistant editor in charge of Nigeria’s South-South region. He is a graduate of Mass Communication, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Twitter: @CletusUkpong


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