Only three days before the general elections begin across Nigeria, reports say that no fewer than 21 commissioners in Rivers state are set to dump the ruling APC for the opposition PDP.
Making the disclosure on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, was the chairman of PDP in Rivers state, Mr Felix Obuah.
Obuah stated that: “About 21 Commissioners in Governor Amaechi cabinet are already talking with me about coming home to join their own party. They are just waiting to pick their last salaries and dump Amaechi and the APC sinking ship.”
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This comes after the deputy governor to Governor Rotimi Amaechi, Tele Ikuru left the APC for PDP on Sunday, March 22, 2015.
However, the Commissioner for Information and Communications in Rivers state, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, has rubbished Obuah's claim, stating that the commissioners were not going to defect.
She said: “We are loyal to the governor (Amaechi) and the party (APC)."
The defected deputy governor had labelled the APC a party of rebels, saying that “after carefully studying, interacting and analyzing the leadership of the party, I have come to the sad conclusion that the APC is a party of rebels, insurgents and anarchists, clothed in robes of pretense and deceit.
APC is a party founded on deception and it thrives on unholy propaganda and falsehood,” he said in a statement following his defection."
Also, the deputy national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has said the APC would totally crumble towards the last days of the campaign as more governors and chieftains will return to the ruling party.