As former Secretary to the State Government, Obong Umana Okon Umana is billed to defect to the opposition All progressive Congress (APC), more Peoples Democratic Party governorship aspirants in Akwa Ibom State have also threatened to defect to the APC.
The aspirants from Oron Federal Constituency and Uyo Senatorial District, including parts of Ikot Ekpene senatorial district, particularly Abak Federal Constituency, said they will declare in a few days’ time.
A source, who did not want to be named, told our correspondent that the aspirants which took place last saturday had concluded plans to defect to the APC before the PDP South-South screening exercise for governorship aspirants in Port Harcourt.
He said, “Before the end of this month, we shall stage a rally for the APC in the state that will welcome some of our governorship aspirants and others into the APC.
“We cannot sit down and allow somebody to hijack our destiny. Akwa Ibom belongs to all of us and, not for few persons. The State is too big for an individual or group to pocket.
“The most annoying aspect of this scenario was the attitude of a governorship aspirant, who arrived at the screening centre later than other aspirants, but was given preferential treatment as he walked inside around 11am and left around 12pm.”
Culled from Sensor Newspaper