Abuja - All Progressive Congress members that have defected from rival parties in the Rivers State have been assured of equal treatment accorded to long-serving members of the party.
Chris Finebone, APC Rivers State Publicity Secretary, said the assurance followed the "avalanche" of defections of mainly People’s Democratic Party members to join the party.
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“Indeed, the APC believes that, unlike the PDP in Rivers State, which operates like George Orwell’s Animal Farm where a small clique is more equal than others, we are greater together because we are equal and like they say, the sky is so large that there is space for every star,” said Finebone.
The number of defectors from PDP, which rules the state, could not be ascertained.
Finebone said APC leaders in Rivers State were committed to treating all members equally irrespective of when they joined the party.
“Indeed, the APC holds no blame for all those who have now seen the light and the truth that the PDP is led by wickedly selfish individuals who care only about themselves and sometimes their immediate families,” said Finebone.
He was confident of more defections from the rival party.
“In the light of the discovery of the nepotistic style of Governor Nyesom Wike and the obviously sinking ship of the PDP in Rivers State, we believe that only fools commit suicide because only the living praise God and have the opportunity to turn a new leaf and make a fresh start that is likely to end in good fortune and praise to God Almighty.”
Formed in February 2013, APC is an alliance of Nigeria's three biggest opposition parties. Action Congress of Nigeria, the Congress for
Progressive Change, All Nigeria Peoples Party and a faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.
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