Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has blamed the recent mass defections within the All Progressives Congress (APC) to leadership failure by the Federal Government, saying the APC-led administration runs a vindictive and intimidating government, while denying Nigerians the dividends of democracy.
Wike, who stated this, yesterday, while addressing journalists after project inspection in Port Harcourt, declared that more high profile defections are in the offing across the country.
He said: “Politics is all about alignments and re-alignments. We expected these defections, knowing that the ruling party at the national level has completely failed the people. It is not hidden that even when they had majority in the two chambers of the National Assembly, they never had it easy, because their representatives knew the APC, has nothing to offer the people. For me, I had expected these defections more than a year ago. More will happen across the country.
He berated the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, for his double-speak on Benue State Governor, Dr Samuel Ortom, even as he decried the unfounded allegations by the APC boss against the Benue State governor on the killings by herdsmen in the state.
“APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, said in one breadth that Ortom is the best that they have, the following day, because he had defected he said fielding Ortom would have been a calamity. This double-speak is laughable.”
The governor said the PDP is working round the clock with all stakeholders to put an end to APC maladministration by winning the 2019 elections, stressing that PDP is stronger and more vibrant, having been rebuilt over the last three years.