Thousands of APC members from 10 wards of Oyigbo Local Government Area led by Former Oyigbo LGA Chairman, Hon Uche Felix Nwaeke have defected to the PDP.
The new PDP members who were received by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike pledged to work for the re-election of the governor.
The defection rally which took place at the Umuhueze Clan of Oyigbo was witnessed by the Director General of Rivers State PDP Campaign Council, Ambassador Desmond Akawor, PDP Candidate for Rivers South-East, Bari Mpigi and PDP Candidate for Oyigbo/Eleme/Tai Federal Constituency, Mr Chisom Dike.
Speaking at the event, Former APC Leader of Oyigbo LGA, Uche Felix Nwaeke said they resolved to join PDP because they want to support the re-election bid of the governor.
He said his defection will unify PDP in Oyigbo and make the party stronger for electoral victories.
The Former Commissioner announced that all his structures have been collapsed into the PDP.
Responding, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike charged Oyigbo leaders to work in unity for the development of the area.
He said that the defection of the Former Commissioner marks the end of opposition politics in Oyigbo Local Government Area.
The governor urged the supporters of the political leaders of the area to desist from unfounded rumours
Governor Wike called on the people to vote for all PDP candidates across the state. He said a vote for Atiku Abubakar will lead to the revival of Nigeria.
He said: “All of should work hard to vote out this failed APC Federal Government. Already, God has placed the spirit of confusion on the APC. They are on their way out”.
Also on Sunday, the Chiefs-in-council of Umuhueze Clan of Oyigbo endorsed the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for a second term.
Eze Sylvanus Nwaeke said the endorsement is based on the outstanding performance of the governor.
Governor Wike assured the traditional rulers that his administration will continue to develop the communities of Oyigbo Local Government Area during his second term.