- PDP has expressed confidence that Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation would return to the opposition party
- Desmond Akawor, the chairman of the PDP Rivers state chapter made the disclosure while receiving scores of defectors from other political parties
- According to Akawor, the minister left the opposition to remove Goodluck Jonathan as Nigeria's president
Ikwerre, Rivers - Desmond Akawor, the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Rivers state chapter has said that Nigeria's minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, would return to the opposition.
According to him, almost all the leaders were once members of the PDP who left and retrurned after they saw nothing.
The Rivers state PDP chairman expreseed confidence in the former Assembly speaker's return, saying Amaechi left went for a reason.
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He alleged that the minister left the opposition to remove Goodluck Jonathan from power and now that the former president has gone, Amaechi should come back to his party.
“Right in Ikwerre Local Government, I am saying it again. My brother, my friend, the bosom friend of our Governor, Nyesom Wike, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, come back home.”
Influential PDP leaders defect to APC, names released
Earlier, the PDP in Rivers state lost four of its prominent chieftains to the hands of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, July 21.
The defectors, who are from the Khana local government area of the state are Dumka Philip Rojas, former leader of Khana legislative Assembly, Lekia Nwanikpo, a former supervisor for special duties, Dumbete Obegu, and an ex-special adviser to Khana council chairman, Dum Ntorue, Leadership reports.
On behalf of the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, a Rivers APC chieftain, Engineer Chukwudi Dimkpa, received the new members and praised them for their courage, adding that they will all enjoy equal opportunities and participation in the party.
APC asks Amaechi, Abe to reconcile within three months
Meaanwhile, extreme measures might be taken against minister of transportation and Senator Magnus Abe if they refuse to settle their differences in Rivers state.
This followed the three-month ultimatum issued by the All Progressives Congress in Ahoada local government area of the state.
The party said the duo should mend fences or face sanctions after they rose from an extra-ordinary meeting of the party held in the local government. This was disclosed by the leader of the group, Ibiso Nwuche.