Uyo - A former Commissioner of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), for Akwa Ibom, Imaobong Inyang, on Monday dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Inyang decamped to the APC in his ward in Esit Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom alongside his numerous supporters in the area.
He explained that he had been a progressive all along despite finding himself in the PDP and he formally declares for the APC because “Change is a part of life”.
“I have looked closely and realised that there are no two ways about the situation on ground, so I have decided to join hands in moving this nation to a better future through the APC,’’ he said.
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He assured his numerous supporters of a better future and called on them to remain loyal to the party and donated token for the upkeep of the party office.
The erstwhile NDDC Commissioner was presented to members of APC ward 10, Esit Eket by the party leader in Eket Federal Constituency.
Speaking, Dr. Emem Wills, the leader of Eket Federal Constituency commended the bold steps taken by Inyang to “dump a sinking boat on time’’.
Wills noted that Inyang’s declaration to the APC was a further indication that PDP would lose Akwa Ibom for APC come 2019 general elections.
“Inyang is a grass root politician with a massive followership as we can all see today, his decision to dump a sinking boat on time is a further indication that PDP is losing grip in the country,’’ he said.
In his remarks, Elder Emmanuel Oton, Eket Senatorial District leader of the party, said the former NDDC Commissioner was a strong political material for any elective position.
Oton said that Inyang possesses pedigree and track records and the astute politician was highly welcomed to the party.