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Defectors explain reasons for leaving PDP

13 January 2016, 13:08Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) is celebrating two major defections from the People’s Democratic Congress (PDP) in Rivers State.

The duo of former Chairman of the Security Committee of Governor Nyesom Wike’s New Rivers Vision Campaign Organisation, Brigadier-General Elton David Amah, and former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Housing, Urban Development, Industries and Police Affairs, Edwin Oludi, have reportedly decamped to the APC.

The duo expressed displeasure with the leadership of Wike.

Amah said he was driven by the desire to contribute to the development of Rivers State when he joined the PDP on retirement from active service but was disillusioned with the PDP due to some reasons.

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He attributed his dumping the PDP to the fact that he was no longer comfortable and compatible with some of the major characters in PDP in Rivers State, hence his decision to decamp and join the APC.

“Most of the people in the APC are my friends; I feel comfortable working with these my friends,” Amah declared.

Oludi ascribed his decision to move to the APC to his desire to have peace and his belief that APC governorship candidate, Dr Dakuku Peterside, was a man of honour.

“Dakuku Peterside has the vision. I can tell you that if we vote Dakuku into power as governor, we will have no regret at all,” Oludi said.

PDP had not commented on the said defections.

- CAJ News


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