Over 500 APC members at Uvwiamuge, Agbarho in Ughelli North Local Government Area have defected to People Democratic Party. (PDP).
The event which took place at Uvwiamuge Agbarho under the leadership of Elder Able Opuidi a PDP chieftain was witness by Hon. Lawrence Agbatutu the PDP Chairman at Ughelli North, Chief Gabriel Ojaba, Chief Emmanuel Omadevua, Mr. Pius Feren Agbarho PDP Ward 1 chairman, Mr. Moses Onoghoro, Chief Godwin Akatakpo, Chief George Ushere, Chief Ogbare Sakitikpi, Chief Teddy Okperin, Hon. Solomon Okoite, Chief Joseph Egega, Mrs. Blessing, Chief Joshua Akorefe, Chief Amudje among others.
Addressing the defectors from the All Progressive Congress (APC) led by Mr. Sylvester Ishaka, the Chairman of Unit 1/10 Uvwiamuge Agbarho, the PDP Ward 1 Chairman, Mr. Pius Feren, said, the decision taken by the defectors to join the PDP family is a step in the right direction because the All Progressive Congress led Federal Government has failed Nigerians coupled with the untold hardship.
While thanking Opuidi in his effort to make Uvwiamuge Community a PDP Community, he assured the PDP new members of adequate support when the need arises as the PDP umbrella is big enough to cover many that shown interest to join the party.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors, the former APC Uvwiamuge Unit 1/10 Chairman, Mr. Ishaka Sylvester said the APC led Federal Government has failed them, adding that, since they joined the APC, they cannot boost any dividend of democracy from APC.
He promised the Uvwiamuge PDP that he will use his influence to deliver 100 percent when the time comes.
Highpoint of the ceremony was the receiving of the defectors into the party and the formal presentation of the party membership card to Mr. Ishaka Sylvester the former Uvwianmuge APC Unit 1/10 Chairman and others.
In a chat with newsmen, Opuidi applauded the PDP new members of the total support, adding that, they will not regret joining the party.