Akwa Ibom state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the recent defection of the governorship candidate of Young Progressive Party (YPP) Senator Bassey Albert to All Progressive Congress party (APC) last weekend is not a threat to the party.
Speaking in Uyo, the State Publicity Secretary of PDP Mr Boronno Bassey described the defection of Senator Albert and the entire coalition with APC as a movement into political oblivion.
Bassey; while describing Akwa PDP as a solid political party explained that Akpan’s defection was just like jumping from a lake to an ocean where he would be drowned.
“Senator Akpan’s defection to APC is like a man jumping from a lake to Ocean. We sympathize with him not just sympathy but his new political oblivion which he had launched himself into. As a political party, PDP is solid and has always been solid in Akwa Ibom.”
The PDP Publicity Secretary in the state disclosed that he has observed the hasty attitude of the defectors who are agitating for power in 2027 adding that such desperation portrays selfishness instead of talking about the development of the state.
“We have seen all these in the past, we have seen those who defected to small mushroom political parties with the hope that their smaller party would capture Akwa Ibom state but it didn’t happen.
“We commend Akwa people so much because they are politically enlightened. They know the people who are statesmen and also know people who are out to pursue their selfish interests.
“If you listened to the conversation trailing all these issues of defection, nobody is talking about the development of the state. They are talking about how to grab power which is not what to be talked about now as 2027 is still far ”
Bassey maintained that PDP has witnessed several stillborn coalitions and promised that the latest one between Senator Bassey Albert and the APC will never succeed.