Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike on Thursday received some members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) who decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
During the event which was held at the PDP state secretariat, the Governor said some APC members are still in the party due to shame of openly admitting failure.
Those who decamped are: ex-Director of Finance, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Henry Ogiri of Abua/Odual LGA; Lolo ibieneye of Asari Toru LGA; ex-APC Zonal Administrative Officer, Gloria Boma of Degema LGA, and Hassan Douglas of Okrika LGA.
Receiving them, he told old PDP suppoters not to discriminate against the new members
“Let us see ourselves as one not divide ourselves as people that came back yesterday”, the governor appealed.
“Some people came to say if you give us your votes the East-West road would be done but it hasn’t been done,” he added.
He said he is not happy with the federal government’s for allegedly refusing to contribute counterpart funding for the Bonny-Bodo like other federal projects.
“Since they started the Bonny-Bodo road, they haven’t finished it and haven’t released their counterpart funding. LNG has decided to build the road on their own and deduct the cost from their tax”, Wike disclosed.