Wednesday, December 1, 2021

    Rivers PDP ready to accommodate APC defectors – Obuah

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    Babatunde Akinsola
    Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

    The Chairman Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Bro Felix Obuah, has concluded plans to receive some prominent leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) across the 23 local government areas of the state who have accepted to join the PDP following the hand of fellowship extended to them by Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.

    The PDP Chairman maintained that Governor Wike never minced words when he called on the APC to join him in building the state, adding that the Supreme Court victory was not just victory for the PDP, but for all Rivers people, irrespective of party affiliations.

    Bro Obuah in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam, reaffirmed that the party’s umbrella is large enough to accommodate everyone, including those who left the PDP at the eleventh hour for fear that the judgment of the Supreme Court would not favour Governor Wike.

    He gave assurance that like the father of the Prodigal Son, the PDP would still receive all returnees with affection, saying that what is uppermost in the mind of Governor Wike is to continue with his developmental agenda and take the state to the next level.

    Bro. Obuah called on members of the APC still worried over their loss at the Supreme Court to see Governor Wike’s invitation as the best option, adding that the development of Rivers State and not party affiliation should be paramount in their hearts.

    Describing the mass defection of APC members into the PDP less than five days after the Supreme Court judgment as unprecedented, he assured them that the PDP would not only give them a befitting reception, but would also carry them along in the scheme of things.

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