The Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says it’s now better off with what it described as the defection of Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi to the All Progressives Congress, APC, stressing that all this while, he has constituted a cog in the wheel of progress of the party.
But Amaechi is yet to announce his exit from the PDP despite having been suspended by the party
The party disclosed this while reacting to Amaechi’s boasting that the PDP was getting jittery over his intention to leave the party for the APC.
Rather than regret, the party in a statement signed by the Special Adviser on media to the State Chairman, Jerry Needam said Gov Amaechi’s last minute decision to quit the PDP, having been suspended and stripped of the state party leadership, is the best thing that can happen to any group desirous of true democracy and freedom for their people.
For the entire period Gov Chibuike held sway as the leader of the PDP in the state, it has been one controversy to the other as though we are cursed with no appreciable impact on the people despite the huge resources that accrue to the state every month, the statement further noted.
The party, while wishing Amaechi well in his new party, said it’s high time Amaechi demonstrated his claimed magic wand he has always boasted of during elections and see if he will not be defeated next time.