Over four thousand non-indigenes of the All Progressive Congress (APC) defected today to the People Democratic Party(PDP) in Rivers State led by their chairman, Chief OKOKOBA.
The All Progressive Congress (APC) members were received by the PDP Chairman, FELIX OBUAH at the community secondary school field, Nkpolu, Mile 3 Diobu, Port Harcourt.
While addressing the defectors, FELIX OBUAH said that the State Governor, Chief Barr. NYESOM EZENWO WIKE, is happy that they have realized that APC has nothing to offer to Rivers people stressing that non indigenes have benefited the same way the indigenes are benefiting in the state.
Rivers State PDP Chairman, Felix Obuah welcomes APC decampees
OBUAH also enjoined them to be law abiding that the Government of the state led by Chief Barr. NYESOM WIKE meant well for both indigenes and non indigenes adding that the People Democratic Party welcome them whole heartedly into the party. Speaking to Journalists, the state Party Publicity secretary, NWONISKE SAMUEL said that come 2019 PDP will win and lead the state forward just as he described PDP as the only party in Rivers State thereby calling on others to join PDP boldly without shyness. ” PDP is going to remove APC from Aso Rock and put someone that can manage our resources very well. We are tired of people dying. We can be the greatest nation. China has done it, America has done it. This is our time to do it as giants of Africa. The entire APC Non indigenes executives ranging from their chairman are here. The twenty three Local Government Coordinators are all here” Others who wants to join the PDP should join with boldness and not to be ashamed as the party is ready to receive you”.
Our correspondent ELFREDAH KEVIN who spoke to some of the defectors who torn their APC cards and burnt their brooms regretted ever associating with APC saying “APC have nothing to offer to Nigerians.” Findings shows that since the beginning of 2018 over thirty thousand people have defected from the All Progressive Congress (APC) to the People Democratic party(PDP) in Rivers State.