Inyali Peter, Calabar
The Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba and the Zonal Organizing Secretary (ZOS, South South) of APC, Paul Obi have warmly welcome Senator Florence Ita Giwa who really dumped the People's Democratic Party, PDP for APC to the party.
Recall that Senator Ita Giwa, a former Presidential Adviser on National Assembly matters who was appointed as the Chairman of Cross River Port Authority by Governor Ben Ayade on Friday defected with over 1,000 supporters from the PDP to APC.
In a separate statement issued by the duo, they described the decision of Ita Giwa to move to the party as a great development that shows her commitment to deploy her wealth of experience in moving Nigeria forward.
Clara Braide, Special Assistant, Communication to the NDDC Chairman who signed the statement on his behalf quoted Ndoma-Egba as saying that “Your coming to the APC at this point in our fledgling democracy is a pointer to your sincere commitment to deploy your wealth of experience, with other democrats, for the betterment of your Region and the Nation as a whole”.
He expressed optimism that judging from Sen. Ita Giwa’s antecedents as a team player, grassroots mobilizer and party faithful, the APC’s gradual push to take over the South-South is progressively becoming a reality.
“We all are aware of the interesting political story of this great woman of note and how she has been able to galvanize the people of her community to pursue a course that they hold dear in a non-political and non-military way.
“The party can benefit from her immense wealth of experience and tap into her political structure for our parties greater good. She is a good catch. This move is a further endorsement for President Mohammadu Buhari”, the system reads.
Obi, in his part noted that her coming was a great boost to the dream of APC to takeover government from the PDP in the state and other South South states.
"The crossing over of Mama Ita Giwa is a great development. The long awaited mother has come, it's like we had much Fathers without enough mothers.
"With her wealth of experience, the Party is growing stronger. Our plan to enshrine a good Government for Our People is receiving a boost and becoming realisable. Mama we welcome you", he stated.