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Saturday, January 21, 2017

PDP to sue Senator for defecting to APC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said it would go to court over the defection of a serving senator, Nelson Effiong, to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Mr. Effiong, who was elected senator for the Akwa Ibom South District on the ticket of the PDP, said Thursday on the floor of the senate that he was decamping APC because of “division” within his party.

But the PDP, through its chapter in Akwa Ibom state condemned Mr. Effiong’s defection as being “indicative of a drowning man”.

The party, in a statement issued in Uyo, Thursday evening, said it was making preparations to take the senator to court.

“The State Chairman of the Party, Obong Paul Ekpo, has directed the Legal Department of our Party to commence the process of recovering the mandate freely given to Nelson Effiong and manifestly mismanaged and corrupted by him,” said the statement, signed by the party’s spokesman, Ini Ememobong.

The PDP said it was not a “sinking” party as described by Mr. Effiong. It hit back at the senator, accusing him of poor performance in the senate.

“As a party, we gave Nelson Effiong the power to speak for his people, but his character showed up and now the whole world can judge him,” the statement said.

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.

The PDP spokesman, Mr. Ememobong, said the senator’s defection was not in any way an indictment of Governor Emmanuel.

“Judas in the Bible was in charge of the treasury, but he betrayed Jesus. Was that an indictment on Jesus?” Mr. Ememobong told PREMIUM TIMES in an interview.

Mr. Ememobong called on its members and supporters in the state, especially those in the Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District, to remain calm and continue to support the party.

“We are certain that this season of political trial will soon pass away,” he said.

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  1. Replies
    1. Yes! This is it.
      Welcome Nelson I am sure you are ready because we are.


  2. PDP should just stop this vindictive drama and work on bn a better opposing opponent to APC. 2019 is just 2yrs away! Ndi ara

    1. It's not vindictive!...
      How can you join APC after winning an election with PDP?..
      Why didn't he join APC when he was campaigning?...because he knows Akwa Ibom is a PDP state..
      It's unfair nah!...
      This man is wicked and yes,they should take him to court

    2. But when senators moved from apc to pdp, the pdp caucus threw them a welcome party. You all better use your heads . This people are the same!They aren't interested in you and I

  3. Nigerian politicians with their greedy attitude.shame to all of you with pedigree.

  4. He is scared of witch hunting by our president. Let me be going

  5. They are there for their own selfish interest, if he likes he should decamb to sambisa Forest stupid politician.

  6. What is the 1 looking for in APC?

  7. A very passive and inconsequential senator, He can decamp to Hell fire! What the heck with all these selfish fools? Who e epp sef? Stupid man, Same man that was dining, winning and extolling PDD just a month ago in their Stakeholders forum (Dec) has suddenly seen APC as a party who gives peace and direction to the country going by his reason for defecting. PEACE & DIRECTION indeed!!!


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