The huge crack in the Rivers State APC, after weeks of neglect has come out in the open.
“The APC Legacy Parties, comprising the former ACN, ANPP and CPC parties in the state have not only distanced themselves from the just concluded APC congresses and newly installed executives, but have also taken a bold step to dump the APC and seek refuge in the PDP,” says Wabiye Idoniboye-Obu Personal Assistant on Media and Publicity to Prince Tonye Princewill, a PDP chieftain.
In a communiqué signed and released by the leaders; the APC legacy parties have unanimously accepted to work its way into the PDP, through the guidance of Prince Tonye Princewill who has also received a copy of this communiqué.
The members while complaining of the undemocratic activities in the State APC came up with the following resolutions:
1. Since our values and presence are not recognized in APC but tolerated, that we should locate an alternative political platform where our interest can be protected and guaranteed.
2. That we should identify with Prince Tonye T.J.T Princewill as our Leader that will guide and lead us to PDP.
3. That we should support the emergence of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for 2015 and urge him to contest the general election as to complete the good works he is currently doing in our Nation.”
“This is a welcomed development, as Prince Tonye Princewill has already begun talks with the leadership of the PDP on ways and modalities to absorb and engage the new converts. It may interest you to know that the APC legacy parties with a population of over 100,000 members, formed the now APC, but were side-lined on the entrance of the defected PDP members.
This was evident during the APC congresses where members of the legacy parties were denied entrance and participation in the exercise.”