Defections: C’River APC orders 3m bunches of brooms

The Cross River Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has placed order for three million bunches of brooms for the new entrants into the party.

The Publicity Secretary, Bassey Ita, in a statement in Calabar yesterday, 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 Governor Ben Ayade’s defection into the party.

“To address the challenge, the party ordered for three million bunches of brooms 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. But what is now news is that broom scarcity has hit Cross River as millions of our people continue to identify with the 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,” he said.