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PDP laughs off Rivers defections reports

The Rivers State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed claims by Dakuku Peterside, the losing All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state’s governorship election, suggesting the former’s members and leaders were planning to decamp to the APC.

PDP charged this stemmed out of Peterside’s emotional trauma for losing the governorship election and his realization that he could not be governor of the state.

State Chairman of the PDP, Felix Obuah, expressed optimism while reacting to comments credited to Peterside that some members of the PDP are planning to decamp to the APC in the next few months.

Obuah’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam revealed that in less than 100 days in office of the State Governor, Nyesom Wike, instead, more than 3 000 members of the APC, including those recruited to manage APC’s alleged media propaganda structure had all decamped to PDP.

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Obuah further claimed that 100 days into the administration of Wike, more members of the APC would join the PDP in Rivers, having been disappointed by leaders of the party, who had continued to tell lies and engaged in propaganda in their activities.

“PDP regrets that Dakuku Peterside’s stock in trade is spreading of falsehood, recalling the infamous Bayelsa Industrial Court ruling, which Mr Dakuku Peterside also mischievously masterminded,” said Obuah.

He called on Peterside and other APC leaders to desist from spreading “damaging and dangerous falsehood” capable of causing undue anxiety and throwing the Rivers State into crisis.

“The PDP also urges the people of the state and all Nigerians to disregard such claim by the APC confusionists,” said Obuah. – CAJ News

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