Gov Ayade Made Me Dump APC – Ex-Lawmaker Reveals

Former House of Representatives Member, Hon. Ernest Irek has left the All Progressives Congress, APC to the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Cross River State.

Hon. Irek, who represented the people of Obubra/Etung in the Green Chambers and also former Deputy Chairman of the PDP in the state said his returning to the party he left sometime ago was because of the State governor, Senator Ben Ayade.
He made this known on Tuesday in his home town in Obubra Local Government Area of the State while defecting with his thousand supporters, adding that, “My coming back to the People’s Democratic Party was as a result of my bosom friend, Prof. Sen. Ben. Ayade who have been a friend of mine even while I was in the opposition party (APC).”

The Big Masquerade as his fondly called said the PDP is a great party that recognises change and doesn’t discriminate. “PDP is a great party that recognises change, a party that recognises competition and not a party that discriminates one another.”

Irek further said that, “today’s PDP is a PDP that will keep recognising the people of Obubra,” adding that, “those who think that Obubra people won’t progress in politics, will end up not progressing.”
He concluded that Obubra people have been taken for granted for too long, adding that, “there’s no complete Obubra without Sen. Prof. Ben. Ayade.”

Receiving Irek and his supporters, Governor Ayade, ably represented by Hon. Peter Egba, Commissioner for Commerce and Industry said, “We are glad you came back and the PDP will treat you as equal as everyone else.”

He added that, “PDP is ready to receive anyone that want to return or join the party. No matter where you’re coming from, we will always receive you with warm arms.”

Speaking also was Dr. Sandy Onoh, Cross River State Central Senatorial District PDP candidate, who said Chief Ernest Irek is the durability and the capacity that sustain politics.

The Caterpillar as he’s popularly called said Irek has brought vitality, greatness and momentum to the people and the party.

“The Obubra people need men like Chief Ernest Irek, because he understands the game of politics and he bring the cutting edge to politics.”
Ntufam Onor fumed at the level of marginalisation in Obubra politics, pleading that, “I will collaborate with the people and as the Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to give Obubra people a better place in the state.”
He showed so much delight in welcoming the Big Masquerade back to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). “I welcomes you with all the experience you have, with all the bodies and all the love and patriotism you have for Obubra people.”

He Pleaded with the people of Obubra to join hands with Hon. Irek, stating that, “there’s nothing as good as cooperation, as unity, as oneness.”
He concluded by saying that the boat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is empty, as he applauded the people of Obubra for their hospitality and generosity in all ramifications.