*As 5000 members decamp to APC in Patani
The leader of All Progressive Congress,APC, in Delta State Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, has declared that ‘there is fever in the camp of the Peoples’ Democratic Party,PDP, in the state at the moment, following the defection of over 5,000 people in Patani Local Government Area.
Emerhor, who made the statement while receiving the former PDP chairman of Patani LGA, Hon. Vincent Oborikpo, Rev. Israel Unutame, Comr. Lewis Ekiyor and other 5000 PDP supporters into APC, during a defection rally in Patani, thanked Unutame for leading his supporters and others to join APC, saying; “Today we are receiving strong men from PDP, therefore PDP is going down and our ground is been boosted. There is fever in the camp of Delta PDP right now”.
Also speaking, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh said, Deltans must stop a government that has no budget which is a blue print fraud and Deltans have the weapons to stop it with their voter’s card, urging all APC supporters to go back to their various units and wards to sensitize the people, including those who are up to 18 years on the urgent need to register and cast their votes in 2019.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors, the duo, Rev. Israel Unutame and Hon. Vincent Oborikpo, in their separate statements said; “We are the people doing the magic in PDP during general elections but today we turn our back on PDP. That is why we have led over 5000 PDP women, men and youths to join APC to work with our whole hearts to bring results. The population of Patani Local Government Area is 70, 000 and our voting strength is 40, 000; we therefore ask for your normal support whenever we come to you as leaders”.
Among those who decamped include; Rev. Israel Unutame, Hon. Vincent Oborikpo, former PDP chairman, Patani LGA, Comr. Lewis Ekiyor, Mr. Otuoge James, Hon (Dr) Okpebetere, Mr. Abel Takore, Comr. Commander Samuel, Sir Prince Lawrence Babidor, Jonathan Owekeyi Bright, and many others.