The mass defection took place in the Aniocha North Local Government Area of the state.
The mass defection took place in the Aniocha North Local Government Area of the state, according to Vanguard.
“Our decision to leave the PDP is because after the party suffered terminal illness at the last general election, it has refused to reform,” a former chieftain of the opposition party, Dada Ogoli-Egbune, who led the defectors, said.
“I have always hoped that we could help PDP to reform itself but that has not happened. The more we try, the more it seems that the party is terminally ill.
“So, it came to a point that I think that what is best for me and my people, and what is best for Nigeria, is being in APC which has actually appeared to be charting a path for Nigeria. Although it is slow, I think Nigeria is on the path of progress.
“It is not easy, we must realize that for 16 years the PDP almost destroyed this country and people did not say anything. The government is just taking off. For the first time there is fear in the land, the issue of impunity is no longer there. People are no longer as bold as they were to indulge in corrupt practices.
“There is now purposeful leadership, it is no longer business as usual. Although they can do more, but by and large there is purposeful leadership,” he added.
The converts were received by the Chairman of the APC in Aniocha North, Jerome Azike.