In what may be interpreted as alignment of political forces ahead of the 2023 governorship election, key members of Senator Magnus Abe led faction of Rivers chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC on Friday defected to the Peoples Democratic Party.
The Rivers APC chieftain, led by former Commissioner of Education Chief Allwell Onyesoh alongside thousands of his supporters were received at the PDP Secretariat in Port Harcourt by Governor Nyesom Wike.
Speaking while receiving the APC chieftains, Governor Wike said their defection was evidence that the people of Rivers State are happy with the performance of the PDP over the years.
There Governor also declared that PDP is the only party existing in Rivers State.
“Except people who do not see and those who tell lies in this state, the only party that means well for Rivers State is the PDP.”
“This is the only party that keeps its promises. When we say a thing, we go all out to carry it out on behalf of the people,” he said.
He expressed happiness that Rivers leaders are returning to the PDP to promote the interest of the state.