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General News of Thursday, 9 February 2023


2023 Polls: APC’s crisis deepens as hundreds of members decamp to PDP in South-South

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With less than two weeks to the much-anticipated general elections, the Delta state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been hit with a spiral of defection.

As reported by Daily Independent, the defectors (members of APC in Ughelli South Local Government Area) switched camp to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of polls.

Leading the welcoming of the new candidate, the PDP candidate for the Delta state parliament for Ughelli South Constituency, Engr. Festus Eseoghene Utuama urged members of the community under the constituency to stand firmly behind the PDP.

While speaking to supporters and new members of the party reflected on the prices of goods and commodities under the leadership of the PDP and how it was affordable for the masses.

He said: “But the case today is different as prices of goods and services have gone higher. Nigerians can no longer buy rice, processed cassava, fuel and many other products because of the bad economic policies of the APC-led government.

“The only party that can rejig Nigeria is the PDP. So I urged you all to vote for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for President and Vice President respectively; Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori and Sir. Monday Onyeme for Governor and Deputy Governor respectively."