Despite their party’s victory in the presidential election, 21 chairmen of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Akwa Ibom State have decamped to Labour Party, LP.
The chairmen, led by their leader, Hon. Joseph Akpan, also declared their support for the LP’s governorship candidate, Senator Helen Esuene, at a brief ceremony in Eket, Akwa Ibom State.
Akpan said that they decided to dump the APC for LP because of the injustice and impunity going on in the party.
He said they believe in equity and justice which they would easily find in LP and the laudable programmes and activities of Senator Esuene.
They pledged their loyalty to Esuene, saying “of the four governorship candidates, she is the only one that stands out clean, honest and determined to move Akwa Ibom State forward.
“We enjoin the people of Akwa Ibom to turn out en-mass and vote for Senator Helen Esuene. She stands for peace and justice and we are certain she will create massive employment through her industrialisation programme,” Akpan said.
While receiving the decampees, Esuene promised to carry them along in the scheme of things.
She promised equitable distribution of resources to the people and to ensure that wealth is not concentrated in the hands of a few to the detriment of the masses that need them most.
Esuene debunked rumours that she had surrendered her party structure to APC, saying: “How can I surrender my structure when APC members are decamping to Labour Party. I am touring the nooks and crannies to campaign. I just finished my rally on Monday and one is talking of surrendering structure. This is not just a figment of their imagination, it does not even exist and it is cheap propaganda.”

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