Hon. Mike Usibe and Hundreds of Supporters Join APC in Ogoja/Yala

Hon. Mike Usibe Defects to APC
Igoli Ogoja was agog with jubilation on Saturday, 9th March, 2024, as Hon. Mike Usibe, one time Chairman of Yala Local Government Council and Commissioner for New Cities Development under the PDP defected with hundreds of supporters across Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Hon. Usibe, a seasoned businessman and strong leader who denounced his former party, the PDP, along with supporters was received by the Deputy Governor of Cross River State, Rt. Hon Peter Odey, the Deputy Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Hon. Sylvester Agabi, members of the State Exco – Dr. Hipolatus Lukpata and Mr. Patrick Egbede, former Chief of Staff to the Governor, Hon. Martin Orim, and other party stalwarts.

Rt. Hon. Peter Odey who extolled Mike Usibe as one whose political influence extended beyond Yala to Ogoja said the APC did not discriminate between old and new members citing himself as an example having been nominated to contest election as Deputy Governor only nine months after joining the party. He assured the defectors that Sen. Prince Bassey Edet Otu’s government will receive them and their contributions will be respected in the party.

Speaking at the event, the Chapter Chairmen of Yala, Mr. Solomon Ogar and Ogoja, Hon. Paul Adinye, variously praised Mr. Usibe’s virtues and influence stating that his defection to the party was akin to catching a big fish and the removal of the strongest opposition in the zone.

When politicians who have gained the trust of their communities by their proven competence and manifest capacity to develop the youth and help the downtrodden find their way to a strong party that is also in power like the APC, the results of such a marriage are predictable. This is the case with this one time Director of Finance (DFS) in the Local Government and seasoned entrepreneur who has dedicated his life to serving his people.

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Dennis Onegbe Usibe
Dennis Onegbe Usibe
4 months ago

May God direct the feet’s of this great man. May he find the space to achieve his expectation and create impact on his followers.