- There is crisis in the camp of the two major political parties in Nigeria, the APC and the opposition PDP
- In fact, the development has led to cross carpeting of major party stakeholders, from the PDP to the APC and vice versa
- A few months before the 2023 general elections, an APC chieftain, Hon. Ibinabo Dawari has dumped the ruling party and for the PDP in Rivers
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Amid the crisis rocking the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Presidential Campaign list, a chieftain of the ruling party in Rivers state has decided to leave the party.
The APC stalwart and former Caretaker Chairman of Asari-Toru Local Government Area, Hon. Ibinabo Dawari has dumped the All Progressive Congress, pledging total loyalty to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Hon. Ibinabo Dawari gives reason
Hon. Dawari, who was an ally to the former Chairman of Council, Hon. Ojukaye Amachree, said his decision to move was borne out of the desire to work assiduously for the PDP in the state, Rivers Mirror report confirmed.
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The lawmaker, therefore maintained that he would work to ensure the victory of the PDP governorship candidate, Sir. SIM Fubara and other candidates of the Party in the LGA.
Hon. Ibinabo Dawari was given an official welcome into the PDP
Receiving the erstwhile CTC Chairman at the Council's Secretariat in Buguma City, Hon. Onengiyeofori George assured him of equal treatment and hailed his courage and decision to leave the opposition Party in Rivers State.
Hon. George said the PDP having worked and still delivering democratic dividends for the people, is expected to have a landslide victory in the governorship, senatorial and other elections in the State.
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Meanwhile, Wike had blamed the lingering crisis rocking the PDP on the failure to zone the party’s presidential ticket to a particular region.
In a chat with newsmen on Friday, September 23, in Rivers state, he stated that the main opposition party ignorantly planted a seed of discord by leaving the ticket open for all to contest.
“Those who thought they are too powerful, highly connected, and that they own the party said there should be no zoning of the presidential ticket – ‘leave it open and let the best candidate emerge’ – because they think they have the numbers."
2023: Big trouble for Atiku, as top party chieftains dump PDP for SDP in south-south state
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, three members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party have dumped the party for the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
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This move is coming barely hours after the governor of Rivers spiled hard truth about some major stakeholders of the PDP as his rift with Atiku Abubakar and the national chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu worsens.
Rivers Mirror reports that Hon. John Okemini, Chief Simeon Aku Amaechi and Hon. Nyegunum Wigwe from Omademe in Ward 10 Kelga officially dumped PDP for the SDP on Friday, September 23.