The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Rivers State has lashed out at the rival People’s Democratic Party (PDP) following claims members of the former had defected.
APC Rivers dismissed such claims made by PDP Chairman in the region, Felix Obuah and his media assistant, Jerry Needam, as “crass propaganda.”
“The most important reason why no APC member will ever join the PDP in Rivers State remains that the leadership of the PDP have blood on their hands. To dine and drink with such characters, no matter the compelling reasons, will amount to sharing in the toga of guilt that is still hanging on their necks. PDP leaders know this,” Rivers APC stressed.
The APC it was not surprised at the level of “puerile lies being thrown into public space by a bunch of fellows who are yet to understand that the propaganda train has since left the primitive station where they sadly find themselves languishing.”
“Another reason no genuine member of APC will join the PDP is that APC members do not worship money or ready to dine with the devil irrespective of how long the spoon may be. It is important to remind the PDP that APC remains the party in power at the federal level and that is instructive,” said APC.
“Again, it is pertinent to sound a reminder to the PDP that it is adherence to principles and values that led to the mass movement of our members into the APC in the first place and we still uphold and cherish those principles and values. We will never trade them away for a pot of porridge.”
Reports APC members were defecting to PDP follow the Supreme Court ruling in favour of Governor Nyesom Wike, whose election APC was challenging.