A governorship aspirant of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Prince Frank Ukonga and top shots of the party in the 18 Local Government Areas of Delta State, have dumped the party.
Prince Ukonga who was also the state chairman of the party revealed that the decision to leave the party came as a result of some irreconcilable differences between various factions of the party in the state.
In a statement released in Benin City, the Edo State capital, Prince Ukonga disclosed that the defectors would join force with the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP.
He said they decided to join the NNPP because they were convinced that their political aspiration to contribute to the development of Edo State would be realized in the party.
The statement reads in part, “We appreciate all the reconciliation attempts of the NWC of the SDP and our leaving the SDP does not exclude future cooperation when our interest to run concurrently.
“Our desire to impact positively in the rapid development of Edo State is pitched on a ten point agenda under the banner of the NNPP.”