Tony Ita Etim, Port Harcourt
The chairman of the Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP), Brother Felix Obuah has dismissed the allegation by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that the State Governorelect, Barrister Nyesom Wike planned to the PDP for the APC.
The denial was contained in a press statement signed by Mr. Jerry Needam, Special Adviser Media to the PDP chairman. Obuah described the speculation of Wike’s defection to the APC as malicious, baseless and a mere wishful thinking of the propagators of such falsehood and declared that it’s most unthinkable that the governor-elect, and PDP leader in the State is considering dumping the party for the APC because doing so is like preferring hell which the APC represents to paradise.
“There is no gainsaying the fact that Rivers State is a PDP State as demonstrated in the just concluded general elections and cannot be betrayed by the leader and holder of its mandate who has given all he has to ensure the party is not killed by self-seeking individuals, the bulk of whom make up the membership of the APC in the State,” explained Obuah.
According to Obuah, “rather than do that the governorelect, Chief Wike will do all within his power and humanly possible to deliver on his electioneering promises to the people to ensure they are not disappointed and to strengthen their support and belief in the PDP.” Obuah admonished such rumour peddlers and, or daydreamers of Wike’s defection to join hands with the PDP-led government in reshaping, restoring and rebuilding the State that has been badly damaged by Gov Amaechi’s visionless administration under whom the State economy has hit the lowest ebb as never witnessed before in history.
“May I also use this opportunity to make it abundantly clear to our APC brother members that there is an ocean of difference between the PDP leadership as presently constituted in Rivers State and ably led by His Excellency, Chief Barr Nyesom Wike, State Governor-elect and the APC.
“We are not as feeble minded and unsteady in character as APC members and will never do what they have done that has only attracted to them an outcast image before the court of public opinion, as doing so will be foolhardy of us.