A former Presidential spokesman for ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has on dumped the PDP and joined APC.
The former spokesman, Ima Niboro, was the immediate former MD of the News Agency of Nigeria.
Niboro was received into APC by party chieftains in Ughelli South LGA, in Delta State.
PDP has been in control of Delta State since the 4th republic.
He said he decided to join APC so because of the gap between the state government and the APC-controlled FG.
Niboro said, “Our state lack development, there is poverty everywhere.
“It is appalling that children are dropping out of schools because their parents cannot afford their school fees.
“It is not a sudden switch.
“I have studied the situation in the last 18 months as it concerned my ward, LGA, and state at large.
“There is no synergy between Delta State and the Federal Government.
“We cannot achieve that synergy when we are working at cross-purposes,” Niboro said.
He promised to use his connection to attract infrastructural development to the state.
State chairman of the ruling APC, Prophet Jones Erue, welcome Niboro and commended him for his decision.
While presenting a membership card to the former presidential aide, Jones described Niboro’s defection as a ‘great addition’.
He said the decision would help the party rescued the state from the PDP.
“We are prepared to rescue the state from the ruling PDP in the 2019 governorship election in the state,” Jones said.
Erue told the former NAN MD and his supporters to bring their wealth of political experience to the ruling part.
Reacting to Niboro’s defection to APC, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa said Niboro’s claim on high infrastructural decay and poverty in the state were false.