The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged moves by Rivers State governor-elect, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and join its fold, advising the governor-elect to remain in his political party.
The APC, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday, and signed by its state publicity secretary, Chris Finebone, condemned the planned move, saying Wike’s aim is to obtain the cover of the party and avoid dethronement by the nation’s judiciary.
Finebone said, “Wike’s latest move comes as no surprise to those who know his antecedents. Having back stabbed his mentors like former Senator John Mbata in the past and more recently Governor Chibuike Amaechi, he would only be living true to the unreliable ally that he has grown to be.
“Wike’s history is replete with sabotage and dual personality often unstable among peers. So, we are not surprised at his latest moves to dump PDP to join APC. Such a move portrays him as unstable in relationship having at several instances, bitten the finger that fed him.
“He thinks that by hiding under the canopy of APC membership, elders of the APC will prevail on Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, the governorship candidate of the party at the April 11 election, to abandon his quest for justice.”
Meanwhile Rivers State Governor-Elect, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, has declared that he remains a committed member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and do not intend to dump the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The governor-elect also said has not entered into any negotiation with the APC with the aim of defecting to the party, pointing out that he got his mandate to lead Rivers State to recovery and redemption on the platform of the PDP and will exercise the mandate on this noble platform.