Abuja - The former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Austin Okpara, has amplified claims the rival All Progresses Congress (APC) is fueling the crisis in his People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
He broke his silence on the upheavals rocking the former ruling party when a group of PDP youths paid him a solidarity visit at his in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Okpara claimed deposed PDP chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, was part of the plot to destabilize PDP.
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“Information available to us is that Sheriff is meeting some of the leadership of the APC. In fact, they assisted him get that court order from Lagos, but I pity him because they will disappoint him very soon,”
Okpara also accused the APC in Rivers State of trying to destabilize the administration of Governor Nyesom Wike.
“See what is happening in our state for instance,” he highlighted.
“It is not by accident. It is planned and executed by the APC so that they can destabilise His Excellency's administration. Unfortunately for them, His Excellency is ready for anyone.”
Livingston Wechie, leader of the youth delegation that visited Okpara, assured the former Speaker of the group's commitment to the PDP, especially the government of Wike.
“The essence of our visit is to thank you for standing by our brother, His Excellency, Chief/Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike. Our vision is to always promote the progress of Rebisi nu Obio/Akpor. We are grateful that you stand by our dreams and vision,” said Wechie.
PDP has been rattled by a series of crisis following its defeat by the APC in last year’s general elections.
- CAJ News