In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 02nd, October, 2020

Rivers PDP Ridicules APC Over Defection Claims

Rivers PDP Ridicules APC Over Defection Claims


Rivers PDP Ridicules APC Over Defection Claims

The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Celebration has dismissed claims by the All Progressives Congress that Governor Nyesom Wike is disturbed as a result of most of his buddies have left the PDP.

State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Sydney Tambari, in an interview with PUNCH in Port Harcourt on Thursday, mentioned it was fairly the APC that was disturbed as a result of extra of its members have been becoming a member of the PDP.

The spokesman for the Rotimi Amaechi-led faction of the APC, Ogbonna Nwuke, had in a press release rated the Amaechi-led administration within the state larger than the Wike authorities.

This was sequel to a latest face-off between the aides of the 2 distinguished Rivers sons on the burial of a former Justice of the Supreme Court docket, Adolphus Karibi-Whyte.

Reacting, Tambari mentioned, “I wish to state it clearly right here that the chief governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike and the complete PDP aren’t bothered about these leaving the get together for the APC as a result of we see defection as a traditional situation in Nigerian politics.

“It’s on document that there are those that are equally leaving the APC to PDP. Actually, we now have seen way more defections from the APC and different events within the state to the PDP.

“The rationale why the PDP isn’t bothered is as a result of we now have strongholds in all of the native governments. In a few of these LGAs that we now have witnessed few defections, we nonetheless have our grip, we nonetheless have our members and PDP remains to be controlling these LGAs.

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“So, it isn’t one thing the get together or the governor of the state will lose sleep about one man leaving the PDP, not like the APC that has been crying ever since Hon. Chidi Lloyd dumped the APC for PDP.”

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