No fewer than 20,000 people in the camp of All Progressives Congress have defected to the camp of the People Democratic party in Akwa Ibom State.
The State Governor Udom Emanual received the defectors which cut across the units, wards and chapters’ officers from the 31 local government areas of the state.
The state governor, Udom Emmanuel, commended the new members for joining the PDP which he described as the only grassroots party in the country.
While describing the new members’ decision as being about the soul of the state, the governor urged them to always stand in defence of the state.
He said, “This is unprecedented in the history of our state.
“What you are doing today is not about me, it is not about the party chairman or any other person. It is about the soul of Akwa Ibom State.”
The governor said he was not losing sleep over the threat by the opposition to take over the state.
He described such threats as coming from “empty vessels that make the loudest noise.”