Why I defected to the APC… Engr Ben Akak

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Engr Ben Akak the Calabar-based businessman, philanthropist and politician has given insights into why he has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) NEGROIDHAVEN has confirmed.

Akak who is the chairman of the Ben Akak Foundation as well as the Bengies Group of Companies on Friday disclosed that he is not just moving to the APC, but he is moving to add value, as well as create impact.

Ben Akak filling out his registration form

The fledgling politician further observed that the political climate of the state has experienced change especially following the defection of the Executive Governor of Cross River, Prof. Ben Ayade. He suggested that the defection of the state governor will be favourable to the youth and young persons of the state.

His words, ‘Ben Akak is not just moving, Ben Akak is moving to come and add value, to create impact’.

Akak urged Cross Riverians not to see political party defection as a merely partisan affair, but also a reflection of the character of the person.

On Friday, Engr. Ben Akak a former PDP Ward Youth Leader registered with the All Progressives Congress (APC) at his Obukwo Esa polling unit in Odukpani LGA in an event that was witnessed by party faithfuls like Okoi Obono-Obla, Dr Davis Etta of the State House of Assembly, incumbent Chairmen/person, Vice Chairmen/persons of the 18 LGAs, etc.