Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has maintained that the defection of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi to the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not affect the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Naija News reports that the governor made this known through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika.
He stated that the lawmaker’s move to the APC would not have any impact on PDP’s dominance in the state.
“The beauty of democracy is that people are allowed to move to any party they like. The movement of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi does not translate to the dominance of APC in Delta.
“Yes, Nwaoboshi has gone to APC but I can tell you that the impact of his defection cannot rattle PDP in this state. Delta is a PDP State and will remain so.
“That APC now has two senators does not translate to it being able to take Delta in elections; they cannot win one-twentieth of Delta electorate,” he added.
Recall that the Chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, had presented Nawaoboshi to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
Buhari had described the defection of the lawmaker representing Delta North District in the Senate as a welcome development.