‘Crumbling’ APC is using Sheriff to destabilise PDP – Wike

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has accused the All Progressives Congress-led Fed­eral Government of using discredited politicians to destabilize the People’s Demo­cratic Party (PDP).

Gov. Wike said that because the APC is crumbling, the Fed­eral Government has resort­ed to sponsor the Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sher­iff, to cause a leadership crisis in the opposition party.

Wike made the assertion on Thursday at the Sharks Sta­dium, Port Harcourt, where he received 8,000 members of the APC who defected to the state chapter of the PDP.

He said that the rumors that the PDP was in crisis were orchestrated by the APC which is bent on destroying PDP in the country.

The governor declared that the PDP keeps growing amidst serious distractions, stressing that God would always inter­vene whenever the party is un­der serious attacks from opposi­tion parties.

Wike said: “Let me tell you so that nobody will start telling you different stories. There is no cri­sis in PDP. What the Federal Gov­ernment is doing is because they have seen that the APC is crum­bling and they want to cause crisis in PDP by using Sheriff.”

“I can tell you to relax. We believe in God and He has never disappointed his children. With the problems of Rivers State, God will intervene. So, we will con­tinue with what we are doing in the state; we will not be distract­ed and nobody will distract us. They thought they will distract us but they are shocked that we are not even bothered about what they are doing. We are still mov­ing forward”.

To the decampees, Wike said: “This time you have taken out to­day will not be in vain. Continue to be loyal to the leadership of the party which is very important. As I said before, there will be no dis­crimination. I have told the par­ty chairman to ensure that you are fully integrated and that eve­rybody should be treated equally.”

In his remark, the former PDP National Acting Chair­man, Prince Uche Secondus, welcomed the defectors and their leaders back to the PDP. He said that with the numbers of APC members that have defected to PDP, the APC has crumbled in the state.

He advised all PDP members to protect their votes during the 2019 elections in the state, stress­ing that the Independent Nation­al Electoral Commission (INEC) will no longer be allowed to write the results of Rivers elections from Abuja.

Earlier, the state PDP Chair­men, Mr. Felix Obuah, disclosed that 7,800 decampees were pre­sent at the stadium to be officially received by Governor Wike into the PDP. He added that the figure was higher.

Among those received by Wike were Chief Emeh Glory Emeh, over 200 former coun­cillors of the APC; the former Commissioner for Culture un­der Rotimi Amaechi’s admin­istration, Sunny Wokekoro; the APC leader in ONELGA, Meri­no Okiraija; former Chairman of Emohua LGA, Bob Okala; APC leader in ASALGA, Hon. Oro­losama Amachree; the former Chairman of Ahoada East LGA, Chief Cassidy, and many others.

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