By Onome Oghenetega
No fewer than five thousand (5,000) members of All Progressives Congress (APC) and other political parties are set to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the two local government areas of Isoko North and South as the party’s campaign train hit the area on Thursday.
According to a statement signed by Nelson Egware, Director, Media and Publicity for the Isoko North Local Government PDP Campaign Committee, said Okowa will personally lead the campaign train to Ekwerigbe Primary School Ozoro, venue of the campaign rally.
The statement stressed that PDP with with the defection of the opposition members, the party’s quest to win the 2019 general elections massively in the state had been enhanced.
Egware stated that leaders of the party in the area have mobilised the people of Isoko North local government area to actively participate in the rally.
“Isoko North is home to the PDP and market women, opinion moulders, people from all walks of life are expected to be in the rally, not because of politics, but, because, the Isokos are in love with Governor Okowa, they will be there to show their solidarity with the governor who will lead the state till 2023,” Egware said.
He continued, “Governor Okowa has made the work of members of the PDP easy as we approach the elections, the people are already applauding his good works, he is a household name in Isoko and the situation is such that everybody identifies with the PDP.”
“The rally, though significant for a platform for the governor to say what he has been doing to uplif t the standards of living of Deltans, we know the voting will be PDP all the way from Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Governor Okowa, Senator James Manager, Rt. Hon. Leo Ogor, and Hon. Tim Owhefere, they have credibility, track records of performance that will make the people vote for them,” Mr Egware stated.