Hundreds of PDP defectors from virtually all the villages that make up WEZINA COMMUNITY in Emohua local government area of Rivers state on Saturday dumped the Peoples Democratic Party and moved over to the APC.
The defectors switched over to the APC during the unity rally of the party in Ogbakiri Wezina (ward 1 and 2) at the play ground of Oduoha Ogbakiri, also known as the traditional headquarters of WEZINA people. The event was attended by the Ward executive’s and members drawn from across six (6) villages of the Community, and graced by the party hierarchy.
Receiving the new members, Hon. Emma Chinda, Hon. Godstime Orlukwu, Chief Gift Worukwo and other leaders of the party in area declared that the party was open to welcome more people into their fold.
Mike Orji, who led the PDP defectors to the All Progressive Congress (APC) revealed that the PDP leadership in Ogbakiri are men with questionable character and has no clear vision for the development of Wezina land.
- He recalled that during the Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Ameachi’s lead government that Ogbakiri people were fully carried along in the government through the former Commissioner For Agriculture, Emma Chindah.
He said that the involvement of Ogbakiri land in Amaechi’s government gave them steady power supply, construction of roads, health center and schools.
Orji further reiterated that since the emergence of the current government, Ogbakiri land has suffered black out, and that every project Amaechi brought to Ogbakiri land through Hon. Emma Chinda has been abandoned.
State Secretary of the APC, Chief Emeka Bekee assured the decampees that they would be fully integrated into the programs of the party.
According to the leader of the party’s new media team in Emohua LGA, Awuse Precious, the decampees were led by Chief Asuru Okey, Mr. Okoro P, Mr. Mike Orji, Rev. Roy Odimegwu, Lady Helen Howells, Lady Atochi Wormwood, Mr. Emma Orlukwu, Prince Tony Emeh, Felix Mary, Obile Samuel Etekochay, Caseke Neville, Tony Ajuri, and Mr. Emma Orlukaraka.
Earlier on Friday, the Chairman of the Rivers State chapter of the APC, Chief Davies Ibiamu Ikanya had received over a thousand decampees from the PDP during a party event at Akinima, the headquarters of Ahoada West LGA.