Ita-Giwa Joins APC
Senator Florence Ita-Giwa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dumped the opposition for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). 

Ita-Giwa made the crossover on Friday, April 7 in a very flamboyant ceremony. 

It was gathered that Ita-Giwa revealed on Thursday, April 6 that she is defecting to the APC with her huge supporters from her Bakassi constituency to boost the fortunes of the party in Cross River state. 

Ita-Giwa, a former special adviser on National Assembly matters to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo said she is joining her contemporaries in the ruling party. P

Ita-Giwa, according to media reports said her decision to move was because she had been idle in the PDP for over one year. 

She was received with pomp and ceremony by the APC on Friday.

Ita-Giwa was elected senator representing Cross River South Senatorial District under the platform of the All Peoples Party from May 1999 to May 2003.

After leaving the senate in 2003, she joined the PDP, and became former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Special Adviser on National Assembly Matters.

The Acting state Chairman of APC, Mr. John Ochala, said her defection was a welcome development.

“It is a welcome development,” Ochala said. “Her crossing over to the APC is good. She should take her time to study and understand the party’s constitution.”

Also, a chieftain of APC, Mr. Paul Adah, said her defection would be a big boost for the APC in the southern senatorial district considering her massive supporters.

Adah also said that the contentious issue of resettling the displaced Bakassi persons would be speedily addressed following her defection to the APC.

“She is a big fish for the party. Her defection is the right decision at the right time. I see it as a great sign of appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for the so many things that he has done to the people of Cross River State. With her defection, the resettlement problem of Bakassi will be conclusively handled,” he said.

Ita-Giwa Joins APC

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