A foremost political bigwig in Akwa Ibom State, Distinguished Senator Etang Umoyo Edet, has formally decamped from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He announced his defection on Tuesday in a well attended event held at the Esit Eket Council Secretariat.
While addressing the mammoth crowd he said, “I am not given to dancing around the truth. At a time the Governor (Udom Emmanuel) is seeking a re-election, a right which is consistent with tradition and constitutional provisions, a spanner is thrown into the works by the person who cleared the way for the emergence of the current custodian of our trust and mandate.
Recall that Edet, a foundation member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Eket Senatorial District of Akwa Ibom State, dumped the party for the All progressives Congress, APC in April 2017. Umoyo, a Third Republic senator, who was in the forefront of the campaign for Eket Senatorial District to produce a governor in 2015, had claimed that the state was moving backwards under the PDP-led administration.