Abe Receives Over 90 PDP Decampees In Rivers LGA

By Honour Sirawoo
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No fewer than 90 members of the Peoples' Democratic Party, PDP in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State have decamped to the All Progressives Party, APC.

The former PDP members, including youths and women were officially received into the APC by a member of the National Assembly representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District, Senator Magnus Abe.

Senator Abe who was in Afam, Headquarters of Oyigbo Local Government Area of the State in continuation of his empowerment initiative danced round the arena with the new party members, all of who were holding brooms.

Addressing the new members, the Senator assured that they will not regret their decision, since as he puts it 'you will be carried along' describing the APC as the party to beat.

He disclosed that the leader of the party in the State, Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi was not fighting for himself, but for the betterment of the state and called on the people to continue to support him.

"Our leader, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi is clear with what we want for Rivers State. He is not fighting for himself, he is fighting because of us, so that our state will be better; we made him governor and nobody can stay anywhere and dictate to Rivers people. If they want anything they should talk to him." He said.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) assured the over 90 persons who defected to the APC that they were now major stakeholders in the party and urged those who have not officially registered with the party to do so in order to strengthen their participation in party activities.

According to Abe, "That thing that you have seen is what we saw and we left that place. And in this business, every human being is valuable, that is why we are receiving you with open arms'.

Earlier, leader of the decampees, Mr. Chukwu Umeh said they dumped the PDP because the party was not the right vehicle that will take them to the Promised Land.

Umeh further said the PDP has lost its vision, adding that the people of Oyigbo no longer have confidence in it, because it is a failed party.

Continuing, he said, "We want the leadership of the APC to carry us along in the scheme of things and we will support them to the last.


Spokesperson to Sen. Magnus Abe
July 16, 2014