It has been an avalanche of defections from the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Rivers State to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, since the former Chief of Staff, in the Government House, Chief Emeh Glory Emeh bid APC goodbye and embraced the Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike administration and PDP in Rivers State.
The latest defectors are from ward 4 in the Emohua local government area where hundreds of APC supporters decamped to the PDP.
Speaking at a courtesy visit to the Port Harcourt residence of Barr. Emeh, the leader of the delegation of the latest group to ditch the party, Pastor Tony Iwedi described their defection to PDP as inspirational, based on the fact that Chief Emeh Glory Emeh had in the past years been a sort of inspiration and source of support to a vast majority of the people in the local government area.
Pastor Iwedi, who said that the people of the area are proud to be associated with the purposeful administration of Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, observed that, with the movement of Barrister. Emeh, who is also a chartered accountant, to the PDP, the APC can only be described as dead and buried in the area.
In his response, the commissioner during the administration of Dr. Peter Odili thanked the former APC members for embracing Governor Wike and the PDP in Rivers State, describing the governor as a friendly and God fearing politician, who is prepared to receive as many persons as come over in his all -inclusive government.
Chief Emeh informed the new converts that they took a wise decision because in no time, according to him, APC will be totally extinct in Rivers state.
Recall that, the amiable politician had earlier received decampees from Ikwerre, Khana, Tai, Asari-Toru, Degema and Port Harcourt local government areas, in the course of his state wide consultations and assignment to receive decampees from the 23 local government areas of the state.
Chief Emeh Glory Emeh also assured each of the visiting groups that he would take them to see Governor Wike once his current state-wide assignment is concluded.
Source: The Nigerian Voice