The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Rivers State says it’s not surprised at Governor Chibuike Amaechi’s declaration of his membership of “a tiny over-ambitious clique under a purported factional PDP whose only interest is to scatter the party and stop President Jonathan’s second term bid”.
The PDP was reacting to a statement by Governor Amaechi in Port Harcourt on Monday shortly after his return from Abuja that he belongs to the Abubakar Kawu Baraje-led PDP.
The party in a statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday and signed by the state chairman – Felix Obuah’s Special Adviser on Media, Jerry Needam said “even though the reasons why Amaechi had scuttled all moves for peace in the state and stability in the PDP were not lost on it, his open declaration and support for those that never wish the PDP and President Goodluck Jonathan well has now left no one in doubt as to his real interest and purpose”.
The party in the statement claimed that the Governor has already failed before he started because “no one in political history had been used against his own and survived it”.
According to the party “Amaechi and his colleagues who are the foremost beneficiaries of the party’s toil are devil incarnates who are plotting to destroy the very platform through which they got to the pinnacle of their political career”.
The party reasoned that at worst, what Amaechi and the aggrieved Governors ought to have done if they no longer feel safe in the PDP is to decamp or form their own party, “But rather than do that, they have chosen to stay put; to make sure they destroy the party but we reassure them that their aim will not come to pass”.
“While we wish you well in your chosen path against your own people for a pot of porridge, don’t say you were not told because you must fail in your bid and by the time you realize that, it would have been late,” the Party warned Amaechi.
On the declaration of support of Magnus Abe, Wisdom Ake, Dakuku Peterside and Leyii Kwanee for the “purported factional PDP”, the party lampooned the lawmakers for “blindly and sheepishly following their pay master, Gov. Amaechi to destabilize the state and the nation”.
The party regrets that “lawmakers could be easily swayed like a pack of cards against the collective will of the state to satisfy the whims and caprices of their pay master who is bent on wasting the tax payers’ money on a lost battle”.
“That these National Assembly members could descend so low to encourage illegality portrays them as lacking self-confidence and will forever remain political babies that can never be independent,” the Party noted.