Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has eclared that no worthy politician should remain in the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the party cannot conduct primaries, congresses and convention. This is even as he stated that no rational person in the state will contradict the major transformation taking place across the state.
Wike spoke yesterday at the Government House, Port Harcourt, when he received the lawmaker representing Tai Constituency in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr Mathew Dike. Dike had on Tuesday, defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the APC and was received into the party fold by the Chairman of PDP in the state, Chief Felix Obuah.
The governor, who lauded the former APC lawmaker for ‘seeing the light’, stated that Dike will enjoy the full benefits of his membership of the party. He said, “They came here to flag off the Ogoni clean up, but instead of cleaning up Ogoni, they are planning to build a maximum security prison. They have made the two seaports in the state redundant.
“What Rivers State has suffered in the hands of the APC federal government is horrible. They have not executed a single project in the state. The APC federal government works daily to sabotage Rivers State, but we are still making remarkable progress.
“No rational person in the state will say that we are not massively developing Rivers State in line with our campaign promises. “Everywhere in the state, we are rolling out projects for the benefit of the people and to enhance the quality of their lives”.
Presenting the new PDP lawmaker to the governor, PDP Chairman in the state, Obuah said Dike’s defection has moved with the last set of APC members to the PDP in Tai local government area. Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani said the works of the Rivers State Governor are attracting more people to the PDP.
In his speech, the member representing Tai Constituency, Mr Mathew Dike said that his defection was engineered by Tai people who asked him to move to the PDP. He said any politician not following Wike in Rivers State is doing the state a disservice because the governor has performed satisfactorily.