The defection is reportedly due to the arrival of Chief James Ibori, former governor of the state, who is going round strengthening the party and reconciling members especially in the Urhobo axis of the state.
Ibori is believed to be the political godfather of the state and whichever party he joins, the greater number of the people of Delta will move along with him.
A week after Ibori's arrival, an outspoken propagandist of the APC in the state , Fred Latimore, defected to the PDP, giving flimsy excuses for his defection.
Spokesman of the defectors in Ughelli North, David Ughelliyovwe, told the crowd that they were poised to move to the PDP because they had seen light in the PDP, giving credit to the house of assembly member in the area, Eric Oharisi.
He described the PDP and Oharisi as a good commodity, a development which led to the members of the APC in the local government joining the PDP massively and pledging to remain faithful to the party and working with the state government.
Oharisi who received the defectors, admonished them to be consistent in their belief in the PDP that they will always be carried along in the government of Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and they would forever be grateful to God for their wise decision.
In Aniocha North area of the state, a staunch member of the APC with his followers, Emmanuel Baxim Chinye, defected to the PDP and were received by the state PDP chairman, Kingsley Esiso.
The reception was witnessed by large crowd of PDP leaders and followers in the state.