Vanderpuya Abanum Defection causes PDP, APC Clash of Words
They have been a clash of words by the All Progressive Party, APC and People Democratic Party, PDP in the Delta State following the decampment of the running mate of APC Governorship candidates,2015, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, Mr Vanderpuya Abanum,and others which includes; Mr. Henry Onianwa, Delta North Chairman of the mainstream Delta APC; Mercy Almona-Isei, Former Member House of Reps.; chief Emmanuel Ogwuda; Chief Gabriel Mordi and thousands of their correspondent followers.
They were welcomed by the PDP Publicity Secretary, Ifeanyi Osuoza.
In his speech he said,“avalanche of defectors who crossed over from other political platforms into the warm and comforting embrace of the PDP, having realized that there is no hope or redemption in the sinking ship of APC in particular, which is gradually tearing itself to fragments not just in Delta State but all over the country, just like the clueless and inept administration of its leadership at the federal level.”
APC in a blast back,its Publicity Secretary, Sylvester Imonia, said,“For the avoidance of doubt, Henry Onianwa was never the Chairman of APC in Delta North but leads an infinitesimal group of people as the Delta North Chairman of Mainstream Delta APC (MDA), a proscribed pressure group in APC Delta State, formed by Chief Otega Emerhor, an expelled member of the Party.
He further claimed that,“Onianwa and his co-travellers who defected to PDP did same without committed members of the party defecting with them. The few persons who left were not adding values to the Party and APC Delta State sees their defection as good riddance to bad rubbish!”.