With only a few days to elections, the Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) would totally crumble towards the last days of campaigns.
He disclosed that some APC governors and their deputies would return to the PDP in the next few days, following his nationwide consultations and discussions in the last couple of weeks, Leadership reports.
According to him, the defection of deputy governor of Rivers State, Tele Ikuru to the PDP was a welcome development and a clear indication that President Goodluck Jonathan has the vision to take Nigeria to the next level which the Presidential candidate of APC does not have.
Uche said it also indicated that Gov Amaechi was not providing any governance and the people have lost confidence in him, adding that it was now a landslide victory for PDP in the country.
Meanwhile, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, (PDPPCO), yesterday called on other leaders of the APC to defect to PDP just like Ikuru.
This was contained in a statement by the PDPPCO director of Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode.
“We encourage other key leaders of the APC to abandon the ranks of the doomed and to join the PDP. We urge them to see the light and retrace their steps in the same way that the deputy governor of Rivers State has done,” the statement read.
The PDP welcomed Ikuru back into its family, saying they are glad to hear about his return.
According to Fani, the defection of Ikuru at this critical time represents a deep and grievous spiritual wound on the APC.
“They are falling apart at the seams and they are crumbling. We agree with the deputy governor that the APC is a party of rebels and anarchists and they are a party of deceit. Others should emulate the deputy governor and take the path of honour by leaving the APC before it is too late.
“With a governor like Rotimi Amaechi, we wonder why the deputy governor took so long to leave. The stench of filth and corruption that emanated from Amaechi’s government must have been too much for his deputy governor to bear any longer,” he said.
Nigerians are known to always seek for greener pastures and this trait is evident in the politicians, who cannot remain loyal and faithful to one political party. Its been defection gallore for Nigerian politicians that it doesn’t really come as a surprise anymore. One will expect a politician to be able to remain loyal to his party till the end of his political career but it is not so as they are more loyal to football clubs than their political parties.