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PDP factionalism intensifies in Rivers State

03 November 2014, 08:57Okoro Chinedu

Lagos – A faction of the ruling People’s Democratic Party, mocked a recent ward congress by a mainstream faction in Rivers State, ruling out the group’s prospects of winning the will of the people.

In a statement signed by Wabiye Idoniboye-Obu, Personal Assistant on Media and Publicity to Prince Tonye Prince, the faction resounded the state’s commitment to the success and re-election of President Goodluck Jonathanân’s administration.

He called on the National PDP executives to avoid “anything that will distract Mr President and resolve the Rivers State issue, before it gets out of hand.”

The faction of the PDP has held a Unity rally at the Liberation Stadium in Port Harcourt.

The rally organised by a group was the brainchild of a group opposed to the emergence of the former Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, as the governorship candidate of the party in 2015.

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Prince described the development as a “weak attempt”

“The Rivers State Wike led PDP Exco, does not realize we are several steps ahead of them, None of the key aspirants were involved in the congresses.
That should be a signal for the party. Our silence will speak louder than our words. In the end, PDP will both sit up and address this sham or they will lose us and lose Rivers state. Nothing is impossible,”
read a statement Idoniboye-Obu issued.

“Our people say the difference between a small snake and a big worm is teeth. Neither (Governor Rotimi) Amaechi nor Wike will deliver Rivers state because even the grass will reject them. It's time to start afresh. It's time for renewal. And all of their money and more will never change that,” added the statement.

– CAJ News


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