By Ene Asuquo
With about forty days to elections in the country, another grassroot mobilizer has dumped APC to join PDP because of what she described as none recognition to the foundation members and lack of reward system in the party
Chief Helen Boco Effiom a former Deputy Governorship candidate under the platform of All Progressives Congress in 2019 election, while briefing journalists in calabar on her defection to the Peoples Democratic party, said,
“There is no joy in APC, those of us that built the party are no where, we are not recognized, we are not appreciated instead were mortgaged, and they want to retire us, I was the voice of the grassrooters in APC”
Chief Effiom maintained that she was a foundation member of APC ward nine in calabar south local government area of cross River State and together with other stakeholders across the eighteen local government areas of the state, steadfastly with dedication put their small resources, worked hard to build APC as an opposition party.
Barr. Effiom stressed that at a time, she was the elders forum chairman of APC in calabar south adding that, she had contested election in APC in 2019 as a deputy Governorship candidate with Usani Usani and also of recent in last year contested for the position of the National woman leader of the party
She said, “there is no joy in APC, we have been deceived by the party, I have been deceived, there is so much deceit, the principles and ideologies which we built have been ignored”.
“I was the grandmother of APC, I worked tirelessly for the party, for eight years the party has been in power, yet not recognized, I tell you, there is no reward system in APC.”
“I have been recognized by his Excellency Atiku Abubakar to join his campaign team and I have been appointed to constitute independent campaign council which I have accepted and I’am happy and ready to work massively in his support for the 2023 election” .
“I’m in this press conference to announce to the whole world that I have left APC, I’am no longer a member of the party, I have resigned my membership now with the peoples Democratic party (PDP) I’am now a member of PDP ward 9 in calabar south local government of cross River.