Delta PDP derides defectors, says they are spent forces
Leadership of Delta State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Delta State, has dismissed the purported defection of some Deltans to the All Progressive Congress (APC), describing it as inconsequential to affect the fortunes of PDP in the state.
State Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr. Ifeanyi Osuoza, who made the declaration while addressing journalists in Asaba, noted that politicians were at liberty to seek political platforms to actualize their political ambitions.
Osuoza observed that many politicians who defected to other platforms outside the PDP, have not only found themselves in political wilderness, but also ended up committing political suicide, saying the fate of the recent defectors will not be any different.
He said the so-called high profile defectors have been roundly defeated in past elections in the state, remarking that PDP still has the ability to defeat them again in future elections.
While noting that the acceptability of the party has been further bolstered by the excellent performance of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Osuoza disclosed that the current leadership had commenced a comprehensive drive to re-position PDP and consolidate on the gains of democracy over the years.