The Rivers State Governement has declared that if Governor Rotimi Amaechi leaves the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), it would be the biggest loser for it.
Amaechi was quoted as saying, “I lead the people of Rivers State and I will lead you. If they suffocate us in PDP and we need to move, we move!”
The above comment drew a response from self-acclaimed leader of the Rivers PDP and Minister of State for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, who said: “I don’t observe fasting; I have started fasting so that he would leave the PDP. Let us meet in the field. Let us convince the Rivers State people. Let him leave the PDP; he is getting too late. Let him leave now. Let us meet at the election.”
But in apparent disagreement with the Minister’s dismissal of the governor’s influence in the state, Commissioner for Information and Communications, Ibim Semenitari, maintained that the PDP would lose if Amaechi dumps the party.
She said, “That Governor Amaechi is loved, well respected locally, nationally and internationally is a known and obvious fact. The PDP would certainly lose a lot if Governor Amaechi ever leaves the party, which is more than anyone can say of the minister who incidentally is a beneficiary of Governor Amaechi’s benevolence.”