Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


'Amaechi's defection is good for PDP'

03 December 2013, 12:43

Port Harcourt - Grassroots Development Initiatives (GDI), an NGO, on Monday said the defection of Governor Rotimi Amaechi to All Progressives Congress would benefit the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

The president of the GDI, Bright Amewhule, said this in interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt.

He said that the exit of Amaechi would give the PDP the opportunity to replace him with a leader who would deliver dividends of democracy to the state in the future.

He said that rather than mourn Amaechi's departure from PDP, the people of Rivers should celebrate it.

"We assured him that any day he moves away from PDP to another party, we will celebrate and have a thanksgiving service and we have kept that promise," he told NAN.

Amewhule said that the people of Rivers were expecting quality leadership from whoever PDP would present in future gubernatorial election in the state.

He called on the people of Rivers to be peaceful and continue to support the leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan.

"Hope Utchay, the GDI coordinator in Evo, Obiakpo Local Government Area of Rivers told NAN that River PDP would witness peace following the exit of Amaechi.

He urged PDP leadership at the state and national levels to remain focused so that they would deliver dividends of democracy to Nigerians.

-  NAN


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...