Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s son-in-law, Godswill Edward, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Edward, popularly called Prince 7, decamped to the ruling party together with a multitude of his supporters at Usumutong/Abeugo council ward in Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State on Wednesday, June 9.
Prince Edward was welcomed to the party by the Director General of the Conference of APC Support Groups, Comrade Obidike Chukwuebuka, at the defection ceremony.
Obidike described his move as a victory for the All Progressives Party (APC) in the South-South part of Nigeria and a plausible confirmation of President Buhari’s unflinching leadership style.
“Our president has yet again been vindicated by the crucial entry of key political figureheads in Cross River state that our president has the popular support and hearts of the Nigerian people, especially those of the South South.” Obidike said.
Defection from the PDP to the APC has been the order of the day in the political space of the country, ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Recall that on May 20, Cross River Governor, Ben Ayade, also dumped the PDP for the APC.