A Third Republic Senator, Etang Umoyo has defected to the All Progressives Congress, saying that Akwa Ibom State is moving backwards under the government of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Umoyo, a founding member of the PDP in the state and the most senior politician in Esit Eket Local Government Area, was registered with the APC in his Etebi Ward 7 on Wednesday.
He explained that the seed for the ongoing disintegration of the PDP in the state was sowed during the December 2014 governorship primaries of the party.
“Today is just for me to officially present myself to my Ward as a member of APC but I had long abandoned a group of mafians who called themselves politicians in PDP immediately after the gubernatorial primaries in 2014 which saw to the imposition of a particular candidate against the wishes of the people.
“Today, the state is moving backwards because of that singular act of impunity,” he said.