Comrade Daniel Obo, the deputy governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Cross River, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He formally joined the ruling party with the Ward Chairman of Obubra Urban ward, Mr Daniel Okpa, after due registration and collection of party cards.
Obo, who is also the Chairman of National Youth Council of Nigeria, Cross River chapter, justified his defection by saying that the APC “is youth friendly.”
He added that the State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, has brought leadership and governance closer to the people by appointing over 80 percent of youth into his cabinet.
“I represent the young people and we need to stand firm for the young people of our dear state. APC in Cross River has been favourable to the young people and their tickets were given to young people.
“We have realised that our strength is in the APC and that is why we took the decision to join the party and protect the young people.
“For today, we have the 18 youth council chairmen at the local government level that are moving with me to APC. Also, over nine ward chairmen from SDP have moved with me to APC.
“We have hundreds of young people who have also decided to join the struggle of protecting their generation.
“I want to charge youths in Cross River to get their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVCs) and come out massively to vote for all APC candidates in the state,” he said.
Speaker of Cross River House of Assembly, Mr Eteng Jonah-Williams, Mr Peter Odey, the APC deputy governorship candidate in the state and Hilary Bisong, who represents Boki 2 State Constituency in Cross River House of Assembly, all graced the occasion.
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