Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Thousands of Politicians in Rivers Defect to APC with Gov Amaechi

Thousands of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members loyal to Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi in Oyibo Local Government Area have now defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC).

The group led by the chairman of the council, Felix Nweke at a rally at the council’s secretariat said the defection is in solidarity with Governor Rotimi Amaechi’s leadership style.

He also said that the decision to move to APC was informed by the lack of confidence in the present PDP.
“In party politics you must have a platform. You cannot remain where you are not wanted: a place where commissioners are suspended, governors are suspended, party faithfuls are suspended.
“If you remain suspended till 2015, how will you exercise yourself? You must have a platform to tell people that I am here, to contest all the election and win,” Nweke said.
The Rivers State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Dr Nabs Imegwu also said PDP has become uncomfortable for members of the party in Oyibo, hence the decision to defect to the APC.

“We took into consideration the fact that we have exhausted and exploited all possible avenuesfor resolution of issues, taking advantage of provisions of the constitution of PDP.

“We did all of those, hoping and waiting patiently believing that some-day, some measures of sense and reason will prevail and issues will be treated on the basis of their legal strength but non-of those was to happen,” Imegwu said.

Meanwhile, former chairman of PDP in Oyibo local government area, NnaEzu said the people of Oyibo have passed a vote of confidence on Governor Rotimi Amaechi and the council chairman, Felix Nweke following their developmental strides in the area.

“The governor has done very well. The chairman of the local government has also done very well and that has motivated the people of Oyibo to say that wherever our leaders are going we are joining them there,” Ezu said.

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