By G9ija

Personal Assistant to Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has reacted to the recent defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) of Emmanuel Uduaghan, immediate past governor of the State.

It was earlier reported that Uduaghan defected from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (APC) on Tuesday and immediately attended with President Muhammadu Buhari the APC national caucus meeting that held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

“Politics is a game of interest, no permanent friend and no permanent enemy. On the current defection, there is no panic because we are Stronger,” Ossai Ovie Success, PA to Gov. Okowa on Media, stated on Wednesday.

Uduaghan, who served two terms as governor of Delta State after former Governor James Onanefe Ibori, made his defection to the APC known in a statement he personally signed  before his meeting with Buhari.

Ibori and Okowa had intervened to convince Uduaghan to remain in the PDP to no avail.

In the statement, Uduaghan revealed that he is going into APC as “John the Baptist” to the numerous Deltans that are coming in soon, very soon, behind him.

He said that since the inception of the current APC administration at the federal level, there has been an encouraging interest and activities by Buhari to bring a permanent solution to the Niger Delta question.

“This has pointed in a direction that is at once progressive and developmental. Rather than using the military to harass our people, the Buhari administration has embarked on various engagement processes that have led to agreements and brought hope to the people of the Niger Delta,” Uduaghan said.