January 19, (THEWILL) – The deputy governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Cross River, Daniel Obo, has defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Obo dumped his party on Thursday, in his hometown, Obubra. He was received into the APC by the Chairman of Obubra Urban Ward, Daniel Okpa.
Speaking on his defection, Obo said he moved to APC because the party “is youth friendly”, adding that the State Governor, Ben Ayade, has brought leadership and governance closer to the people by appointing more than 80 per cent of youths 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 and come out massively to vote for all APC candidates in the state,” he said.
Obo is also the Chairman of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Cross River Chapter.
The defection ceremony was attended by youths, commissioners, lawmakers, and support groups among other stakeholders.