Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, has described the defection of Senate Minority Leader, Obong Godswill Akpabio, from the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling APC, as the beginning of the end of PDP.
He noted that the two-term Governor of Akwa Ibom State (Akapbio) deserved commendation for acting wisely and jumping out of the crashing PDP train before it would finally crash.
According to him: “Knowing Akapbio very well, he is a one-man Tsunami and with him in the progressive train, PDP’s end is only a matter of time. What is more, with Akpabio now in APC, the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, who recently made the mistake of defecting to the PDP, can be sure that his Presidency of the Senate is only a matter of weeks.
“The present sorry state of PDP, under the control of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Prince Uche Secondus, is most unfortunate. Wike, who was a mere local government chairman in 1999, has through deft political scheming, turned many key Nigerian leaders still in the PDP into his disciples.
“I wonder how great leaders like former President Olusegun Obasanjo, ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Saraki, Governor Aminu Tambwual and National Chairman of PDP (Secondus) will now be taking orders from Wike, whose brand of politics is retrogressive.”
The APC chieftain also congratulated the Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, a former Rivers governor, on his reappointment as the Director-General of the Buhari/Osinbajo Presidential Campaign Organisation.
Eze expressed confidence that Amaechi would, once again, mobilize Nigerians to re-elect President Buhari, whom he described as a divine tool, to bring sanity and development to Nigeria.