Defection: Broom scarcity hits C’River as APC orders 3m bunches from local suppliers
June 22, 2021
The Cross River Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has placed order for three million bunches of broom from local broom makers for the new entrants into the party.
The party’s Publicity Secretary, Mr. Bassey Ita, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Calabar on Monday.
Ita stated that it was observed that the commodity, which is APC’s symbol, had suddenly become scarce in the state, following the influx of new members, in the wake of Gov. Ben Ayade’s defection into the party.
“To address the challenge, the party ordered for three million bunches of broom from local suppliers to meet the growing demand.
“It is no longer news that the broom revolution has since hit our dear state, following the defection of our amiable governor to our party.
“Last weekend, local government chairmen, councillors, federal and state lawmakers, alongside 100,000 of their supporters in Bekwarra, Ikom and Etung council areas joined the party,” the statement added.
The party paid tribute to “the tenacity of purpose and single-mindedness of the people of the state for aligning with the governor in his drive to socket Cross River to the centre”. (NAN)