The Chairman, Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bro. Felix Obuah says all is now set for the grand reception of first batch of over 8,000 prominent decampees from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP by the Rivers State Governor and leader of the Party in the state, Chief Nyesom Wike, on Thursday, April 13, 2017.
Obuah said The event scheduled to take place at the popular Sharks Stadium, Port Harcourt, is also expected to be used to officially declare open a Welcome Back Registration Exercise for all returning APC members and leaders, as well as fresh members into the PDP fold in the state.
He explained that the past weeks have been overwhelmingly busy and heart warming for the Party in attending to the daily influx of decampees from the APC to the PDP.
The Rivers State PDP Chairman “elucidated that as a responsible and caring party, the PDP has thought it wise to properly honour and acknowledge the home-coming of the once deceived brothers and sisters, who have now realized that the PDP is the party with human face, and through which the state and our collective interests can be realized.
“It is in the light of this that the PDP invites the good people of Rivers State and the doubting Thomases to come and witness this great event, to put to rest the insinuation and claims that APC members are not moving in droves to the victorious party, the PDP. This is also to celebrate the applaudable feat by members and leaders of the PDP under its current leadership, in providing the development the state and the people need.”
Obuah further disclosed that the PDP has put in place, logistics and all necessary arrangements to take care of the continued defections of members of the APC to the PDP, and that the official launch of the exercise will be part of the highlights of Thursday event as put together by the Party, among whom is the former Chief Political Strategist to former Governor Rotimi Amaechi Chief Emeh Glory Emeh, and other chieftains of the Party.
It would be recalled that since after the defection of Chief Emeh from the APC, more leaders and faithful of the Party have joined, following what they described as the success and development efforts of Governor Wike.
Among those to be officially received by the leader of the Party and Governor of Rivers State are Emeh, the over 200 former councillors of the APC, former Commissioner for Culture under Amaechi, Sunny Nwokoro, APC leader in ONELGA, Merino Okiraija, former Chairman of Emohua LGA, Bob Okala, APC leader in ASALGA, Hon. Orolosama Amachree, the over 1500 APC members in ASALGA, who have pitched their tent with the PDP in the state and thousands of other APC members who have joined the PDP during the period. (News Express)