By Chioma Iruke
Prince Godswill Edward, son-in-law to former Nigerian president, Goodluck Johnathan has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) sparking palpable tension in the opposition party, as many believe that the defection could have the blessing of the former president.
Edward popularly called ‘Prince 7’, decamped to the ruling party along with a multitude of his supporters at Usumutong/Abeugo council ward, in Abi Local Government Area of Cross River state on Wednesday, June 9.
The Director General – Conference of APC Support Groups, Comrade Obidike Chukwuebuka who was present at the defection ceremony, congratulated Prince Edwards on his decision to abandon the PDP.
Obidike described his move as a victory for the 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.