Defection is part of political game – Wike
Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday said mass defection in both the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) is part of electoral process.
“People are defecting; More will defect,” Wike’s spokesman Kelvin Ebiri said in a statement on Thursday.
“There are those who are angry there (in APC), they’ll come (to PDP).
“You that are angry here (in PDP), you will go. That is the game.”
Wike said the defections are part of the plans by politicians to realign ahead of the 2023 general election.
“Defection is part of our electoral process,” Wike said.
“As you are defecting, people are coming in.”
Wike said defection by PDP governors to APC is not as a result of provocation and intimidation as it was expected the same would have happened in his state.
He noted that Rivers State is one of the most intimidated party in PDP and it is still a PDP State.
“Yet nobody can push us, nobody can intimidate us to leave the hope and the future of this country, and that is the PDP,” Wike said.
“PDP has done a lot of wrong things to the Rivers state, but I cannot say we will leave PDP. ‘
He said even if the whole states abandon PDP, Rivers State will not abandon PDP.
“We are people of integrity, we are people of character,” Wike said.
“Anybody who does not have integrity, who does not have character cannot say he is from Rivers State.”