By CrossRiverWatch Admin
About eighteen months after defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the Special Adviser to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on National Assembly matters (Senate) Senator Florence Ita-Giwa has returned claiming the APC treated her with disdain.
She announced her return to the PDP which she called her original home in a statement issued on Thursday evening, reports Vanguard.
Explaining her reasons for defecting, the deputy senate minority leader of the fourth assembly said: “I cannot understand why out of sheer negligence a party will not be able to present candidates for elections in several key states nationwide. I cannot understand how any party will have in its ranks popular and trusted leaders who can muster tremendous goodwill for the party and yet treats them with disdain.”
She had dumped the PDP in April 2017. But, her statement said that the APC is fictionalized from the ward to the national level which to her, meant an inability to organize itself and win elections, hence her decision to rather be with the PDP even as she wondered how the party was in such a state despite the forthrightness of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari.
“The experience of the supposed recent direct primaries was also a taste of sour experience where factional interests simply allocated figures and manipulated same as votes after shutting out other aspirants in the race,” the former lawmaker said and called on her supporters to join her as she returns to the PDP and ensure victory for the party at all levels.
Prior to her defection to the APC, she was serving as the Chairman of the Cross River State’s Port Authority, a new parastatal created by the State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade.
CrossRiverWatch gathered that prior to her return to the PDP, Mr. Ayade appointed her as the Ambassador to the Ayade industrial layout which houses about half a dozen factories of which two have been completed and four under construction.
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