…identify APC as solution to impunity
The People of Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State have dumped the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in response to what they described as acts of lawlessness being exhibited by the party leadership….
To this end, the people have joined the All Progressive Congress (APC) which they consider a solution to impunity, anti-progress and undemocratic tendencies.
The voluntary declaration follows a seemingly long awaited question asked by the Rivers State Commissioner for Works, Victor Giadom, concerning their disposition amidst the political uncertainty plaguing the country, at a rally that witnessed massive turnout.
The people consisting of Assembly member, State and local government officials, opinion leaders, youths and women groups, concretized the declaration by standing with a voice vote before embarking on street procession brandishing brooms symbolizing APC and chanting solidarity songs.
Addressing the mammoth crowd at Kpor, headquarters of the area, Giadom explained that after evaluating the activities of PDP in recent times, it was clear that the party no longer protects the interest of Gokana people and its development.
He cited the abandonment of the Bodo-Bonny road and non-implementation of UNEP report on Ogoniland, among others under the PDP led government as sins against the people, insisting that, at this point in history the people desire a platform that would facilitate progress and true democracy.
“In 2011, we voted PDP, today, we have discovered that the party no longer protects our interest, so what shall we do? He asked; to which the people answered, we should leave PDP”.
Armed with a broom and APC flag, Giadom declared “Today, we, the good people of Gokana have collectively agreed to move from PDP to APC, no bi so una talk? Na so o!”
Buttressing the peoples’ decision, he said they were joining the progressives in order to offer good leadership and development, informing the crowd that “Our leader, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi has moved to APC and wherever he goes, we will go with him, because of the love he has shown us”.
The mammoth crowd led by the Commissioner, Victor Giadom, Assembly member, Innocent Barikor and Council Chairman, Ledee Demua later inaugurated the APC Secretariat in the area.
December 5, 2013.