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Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by BeautifulMind2: 3:19pm On Nov 16, 2018
POLITICS Defection tsunami hits Cross River APC, as Ita Giwa, BoT member, ex-envoy, others join PDP


The All Progressives Congress (APC) Thursday, at the Municipal Council grounds in Calabar, suffered a serious political tsunami as a former senator and two-time Special Adviser to two Nigeria presidents, Princess Florence Ita- Giwa, returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Others who also washed their hands off the APC in the state with about 5000 supporters were the former Ambassador to Mali, Amb. Soni Abang, former APC Board of Trustee member, Barr Tony Odey, as well as the duo of 1992 legislators, Senator Patrick Ani and Hon. Ernest Irek among others.

Ita Giwa, speaking at the event said: “I am back to ensure that the turn by turn policy is followed, as only zoning can sustain democracy without fight while creating opportunities for all to raise their heads.”
Waxing philosophical, Ita-Giwa disclosed: “In over one year I went on that trip to APC, it wasn’t good for my body because a white goat loves no stain or dirt,” adding that “I feel guilty leaving this family as upon my return, so much love was shown to me and I was not shut out or looked down upon.”

She added that the governor, Prof Ben Ayade, has performed so much magic which all must collectively return him back to sustain his vision aimed at repositioning Cross River and making it the envy of others.

“I cannot fight Ayade because he made the hitherto abandoned Bakassi Local Government Area to be celebrated among the existing local government areas in the state and indeed Nigeria. I am back to sustain democracy, to join hands with Ayade to win elections, for the sustenance of carnival which is dear to me and for the governor’s industrialization drive,” Ita- Giwa intimated.

On his part, Ambassador Soni Abang expressed happiness that he finally took the decision to return to the PDP.

“My supporters and I are happy to be back home. I had within the past few years withdrawn from active politics because when you marry a wife with a problem, staying in the same house becomes a problem, not to talk of going into the other room.”

According to him, “PDP is a great family and there is no way Uche Secondus will be a national chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku contesting as President and Prof Ben Ayade coming as governor or Senator Imoke urging me to come back to the fold and I will say no,” the former envoy noted.

On his experiences during his stint with the APC, Abang disclosed that “while there, we couldn’t agree even on the party exco, we couldn’t conduct our primaries, the party does not respect court orders and today the same party is trying to cripple our judiciary,” adding that, “the national chairman of PDP today has redefined and remodeled the party as evidenced in the last national convention adjudged as the most transparent in the country.”

Another returnee, Hon Ernest Irek, said “it is only the PDP that has a reward system and anything that has no reward system is not a better option.”
Lauding the programs and policies of Governor Ben Ayade which has endeared him and his team to return to the political family, Irek who was a 1992 House of Representatives member representing old Obubra Federal constituency said: “Your programs are programs of tomorrow, nobody will allow any senatorial district to cheat the other, we are back to our home and the time for business is now and we are going to deliver.”

Former governor, Senator Liyel Imoke said he feels like a “contented old man to see the family gathered today as one. It takes the collectives to get results, as such, these key leaders who have returned to the fold are very fundamental in our struggle for 2019.”

Imoke who applauded Ayade for accommodating the returnees, pointed out that for this to happen, it is a great effort aimed at uniting the political family.
Receiving the returnees in the presence of the governor, Prof Ben Ayade, his deputy, Prof Ivara Esu, former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, some members of the national leadership of the party, the PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, assured them that, “the party is for all, for the entire people, you are all co-owners in this party and everyone is a leader.”
He applauded Ayade for his industrialization drive in the state, maintaining that the vision to decouple Cross River from its dependence on federal allocation while creating jobs for the teeming unemployed youths must have endeared the returnees to come back.
While extending hand shakes with the political bigwigs who returned to the PDP, Secondus said: “On behalf of the national leadership of our party, we welcome you back to your home and I can assure you that all your rights and privileges are this day restored unto you.

http://dailypost.ng/2018/11/16/defection-tsunami-hits-cross-river-apc-ita-giwa-bot-member-ex-envoy-others-join-pdp/

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Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by hardywaltz(m): 3:21pm On Nov 16, 2018
#Yawns lipsrsealed

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Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by hardywaltz(m): 3:21pm On Nov 16, 2018
Yawns
Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by nnachukz(m): 3:24pm On Nov 16, 2018
Politicians
Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by mbaboy(m): 3:26pm On Nov 16, 2018
Cross River is PDP all the way

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Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by Kennedy94(m): 3:29pm On Nov 16, 2018
Politics is indeed a very dirty game

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Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by crestedaguiyi: 3:32pm On Nov 16, 2018
Mumu

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Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by cdqyehyeh(m): 4:06pm On Nov 16, 2018
So u meant 5000 defectors in a state is a political tsunami.
Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by Nobody: 8:59pm On Nov 16, 2018
For a second I thought it was actually tsunami

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Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by brushesz: 8:59pm On Nov 16, 2018
Politicians are like windvane, they only point to the direction of the wind of self interest.

#BeWise
#WakeUp

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Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by Yankee101: 9:00pm On Nov 16, 2018
PDP ti take over

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Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by Toflez(m): 9:00pm On Nov 16, 2018
HavocGirlMile99:
For a second I thought it was actually tsunami
same here
Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by Kennedy94(m): 9:00pm On Nov 16, 2018
pdp is a national party
while apc is a regional party..

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Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by Kenekingisback: 9:00pm On Nov 16, 2018
We need to conduct referendum for Bakassi - to leave or not to leave shocked

Buhari has not done anything to the IDP camps in Bakassi since 2015.

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Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by AdesegunSanni89: 9:00pm On Nov 16, 2018
Inconsequential news. How Cross-River don help APC before. TO hell with Cross Rivers. SAI BUHARI till 2023.

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Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by TheAngry1: 9:01pm On Nov 16, 2018
This old woman is unstable. At her age, she has no known values. Unstable as water...

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Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by asatemple(f): 9:01pm On Nov 16, 2018
anywhere belle face

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Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by Nobody: 9:01pm On Nov 16, 2018
That catwalking Senator has defected.


Anyway, PDP may win Akwa Ibom. Akpabio would soon be a political orphan.

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Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by arabbunkum: 9:02pm On Nov 16, 2018
The entire south south is pdp. Don't let anyone like akpabio or okon obla tell you otherwise.

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Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by yesloaded: 9:02pm On Nov 16, 2018
seasons of cross carpeting

Check my signature
Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by Tomoyayi(m): 9:03pm On Nov 16, 2018
Kennedy94:
pdp is a national party
while apc is a regional party..


APC na scam

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Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by NessaBoo(f): 9:04pm On Nov 16, 2018
Political vagrants!! grin

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Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by itzprezy(m): 9:05pm On Nov 16, 2018
OP to slap you dey hungry me

Tsunami ko tornado ni

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Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by Reference(m): 9:05pm On Nov 16, 2018
grin That whote guy with the hard hat is PDP too?....bunch of unprincipled fellows. You cannot manage a simple and consistent ideology and yet you wish to manage the affairs of a complex society such as Nigeria's...serial underachievers... ppssst..

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Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by tammie24: 9:06pm On Nov 16, 2018
Before nko. Were they expecting cross river to be APC no?
Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by Datdeltagirl(f): 9:06pm On Nov 16, 2018
This is getting boring, back and forth, back and forth for all this politicians, last last APC na PDP them be one party undecided undecided
Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by PHILipu1(m): 9:08pm On Nov 16, 2018
arabbunkum:
The entire south south is pdp. Don't let anyone like akpabio or okon obla tell you otherwise.
2019 election will be the first national election that PDP do not control INEC,army,police,DSS, aso rock etc.

We will see if you are right or wrong

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Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by AnalQueenluci: 9:10pm On Nov 16, 2018
dats my dalmatian state wt 2000 tribes ,



weda hausa calaber or igbo calaber ,ita giwa is d last apc member 2 join pdp !


no more apc in cross river d worst in d whole of nigeria, pls wetin apc do cross river pls?
Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by Onlinealaba(m): 9:11pm On Nov 16, 2018
2019 issa goal, Atikulation is a must

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Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by Sweetcollins: 9:12pm On Nov 16, 2018
Breaking...
Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by AnalQueenluci: 9:15pm On Nov 16, 2018
PHILipu1:

2019 election will be the first national election that PDP do not control INEC,army,police,DSS, aso rock etc.

We will see if you are right or wrong
u believe stealing pples mandate is ur only hope!

dis is hw pple bring curse 2 dia generation, did u knw d great curse dat follows stealing mandates ,u n ur kind wl never unpunished .

blood wl be cried but no pity wl come frm anywhere, says d lord God

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Re: Florence Ita-Giwa, Soni Abang, Tony Odey, Others Join PDP In Cross River by Nobody: 9:16pm On Nov 16, 2018
BeautifulMind2:
POLITICS Defection tsunami hits Cross River APC, as Ita Giwa, BoT member, ex-envoy, others join PDP


The All Progressives Congress (APC) Thursday, at the Municipal Council grounds in Calabar, suffered a serious political tsunami as a former senator and two-time Special Adviser to two Nigeria presidents, Princess Florence Ita- Giwa, returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Others who also washed their hands off the APC in the state with about 5000 supporters were the former Ambassador to Mali, Amb. Soni Abang, former APC Board of Trustee member, Barr Tony Odey, as well as the duo of 1992 legislators, Senator Patrick Ani and Hon. Ernest Irek among others.

Ita Giwa, speaking at the event said: “I am back to ensure that the turn by turn policy is followed, as only zoning can sustain democracy without fight while creating opportunities for all to raise their heads.”
Waxing philosophical, Ita-Giwa disclosed: “In over one year I went on that trip to APC, it wasn’t good for my body because a white goat loves no stain or dirt,” adding that “I feel guilty leaving this family as upon my return, so much love was shown to me and I was not shut out or looked down upon.”

She added that the governor, Prof Ben Ayade, has performed so much magic which all must collectively return him back to sustain his vision aimed at repositioning Cross River and making it the envy of others.

“I cannot fight Ayade because he made the hitherto abandoned Bakassi Local Government Area to be celebrated among the existing local government areas in the state and indeed Nigeria. I am back to sustain democracy, to join hands with Ayade to win elections, for the sustenance of carnival which is dear to me and for the governor’s industrialization drive,” Ita- Giwa intimated.

On his part, Ambassador Soni Abang expressed happiness that he finally took the decision to return to the PDP.

“My supporters and I are happy to be back home. I had within the past few years withdrawn from active politics because when you marry a wife with a problem, staying in the same house becomes a problem, not to talk of going into the other room.”

According to him, “PDP is a great family and there is no way Uche Secondus will be a national chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku contesting as President and Prof Ben Ayade coming as governor or Senator Imoke urging me to come back to the fold and I will say no,” the former envoy noted.

On his experiences during his stint with the APC, Abang disclosed that “while there, we couldn’t agree even on the party exco, we couldn’t conduct our primaries, the party does not respect court orders and today the same party is trying to cripple our judiciary,” adding that, “the national chairman of PDP today has redefined and remodeled the party as evidenced in the last national convention adjudged as the most transparent in the country.”

Another returnee, Hon Ernest Irek, said “it is only the PDP that has a reward system and anything that has no reward system is not a better option.”
Lauding the programs and policies of Governor Ben Ayade which has endeared him and his team to return to the political family, Irek who was a 1992 House of Representatives member representing old Obubra Federal constituency said: “Your programs are programs of tomorrow, nobody will allow any senatorial district to cheat the other, we are back to our home and the time for business is now and we are going to deliver.”

Former governor, Senator Liyel Imoke said he feels like a “contented old man to see the family gathered today as one. It takes the collectives to get results, as such, these key leaders who have returned to the fold are very fundamental in our struggle for 2019.”

Imoke who applauded Ayade for accommodating the returnees, pointed out that for this to happen, it is a great effort aimed at uniting the political family.
Receiving the returnees in the presence of the governor, Prof Ben Ayade, his deputy, Prof Ivara Esu, former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, some members of the national leadership of the party, the PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, assured them that, “the party is for all, for the entire people, you are all co-owners in this party and everyone is a leader.”
He applauded Ayade for his industrialization drive in the state, maintaining that the vision to decouple Cross River from its dependence on federal allocation while creating jobs for the teeming unemployed youths must have endeared the returnees to come back.
While extending hand shakes with the political bigwigs who returned to the PDP, Secondus said: “On behalf of the national leadership of our party, we welcome you back to your home and I can assure you that all your rights and privileges are this day restored unto you.

http://dailypost.ng/2018/11/16/defection-tsunami-hits-cross-river-apc-ita-giwa-bot-member-ex-envoy-others-join-pdp/
fake senatordave1 wont like dis

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