Victor Abang, the special assistant to the Senate president, Bukola Saraki has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River state.
Abang, who was a special assistant to former Senate president, Senator David Mark,left the party with some ward executives including the former chairman of PDP in Kakwagom Bawop, his secretary and two officials of the local government, Leadership reports.
He was said to have defected with over 400 of his staunch supporters.
According to the senate president’s aide, his decision to defect with his supporters was necessitated by recent ugly developments including, the lack of internal democracy and imposition of candidates in the state branch of the PDP.
He explained that they are joining the APC to where they can play politics in a level playing ground.
“It is expedient to move to a better political climate which the APC offers,” Abang said.
Some of his supporters were full of joy that he finally agreed to dump the PDP for a better party saying they have mounted pressure on him to defect since the run-up to the 2015 elections where the PDP picked candidates arbitrarily against the will and consent of the party members.
The defectors were received into the APC by Kakwagom Bawop ward chairman, Andy Bissong, the Boki local government area chairman, Clement Osowan- Nku Out among other chieftains of the party.
They were assured of fair play and justice at all times.
This comes barely few months after his godfather, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, a former Senate leader dumped the PDP for APC in the state.
The former Senate leader Ndoma-Egba formally dumped the PDP on Wednesday, September 16, through a resignation letter he signed and sent to the party chairman in Akparabong ward, Ikom local government area
Abang, who is from Boki in Cross River state has been working as an aide to Senate Presidents in the last ten years beginning from the era of Senator Nnamani.