Politics Ribadu’s Defection:Rivers PDP Says the Stage Is Now Set For Atiku,Buhari,Tinubu to Wreck APC



The Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says the exit of the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and 2011 Presidential candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu from the All Progressives Congress, APC is the last straw that breaks the back of the Party (APC) as it steadily retrogresses into extinction.

"While appreciating and welcoming the former APC chieftain back into his first choice party, the PDP, where he naturally belongs as a Nigerian patriot", the party said "Mallam Nuhu Ribadu should be commended for his foresight and courage to dump the sinking APC for the PDP".

Describing the PDP as the only national umbrella large and conducive enough to accommodate genuine Nigerian leaders who are committed to national development and the unity of one indivisible Nigeria, the party through a statement signed by Jerry Needam, Special Adviser on Media to the State chairman, Price Felix Obuah said the stage is now set for the arch political rivals and self-seeking Gen Muhammadu Buhari, Sen Ahmed Bola Tinubu and Alh. Atiku Abubakar to continue their leadership tussle that is sure to tear the APC to pieces.

"By dissociating himself from these overzealous politicians, the PDP notes, Mallam Ribadu has demonstrated a true sense of patriotism and commitment to serve the people and his fatherland which can only be guaranteed under a purposeful platform like the PDP".

"The Party is convinced also that as a man of principle, Mallam Ribadu will take advantage of the numerous affordable opportunities open to every spirited member of the Party to continue to project its tenets and ideals, noting with contentment, his recent remarks and description of Governor Amaechi as a man hungry for power, so desperate to rule against popular opinion, without knowing how to go about it.

While commending Ribadu’s doggedness and efforts in ensuring the success of the Party in the Governorship contest in the October elections in Adamawa State, the Rivers PDP urges his dejected colleagues in the APC, particularly Governor Amaechi, to learn to read the handwriting on the wall which points to the overwhelming successes of the PDP, expressing optimism that the party will emerge victorious in not only State elections, but at the national level, where President Jonathan will have a smooth sail into his second term.

The PDP noted that from every indication, particularly with the latest dumping of the APC by its pioneer members, including Femi Fani Kayode, Shakarau, among others, the like of Governor Amaechi will be left alone in the wrecked ship, believing it will only be wise for him (Amaechi) and his negligible few co-travellers to swallow their pride, apologise and seek readmission into the PDP.

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