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Tension in Rivers PDP over Massive Defections as Party leaders Beg Decampees to Return


There is palpable fear and tension in the peoples democratic party,PDP in Rivers state over recent massive defections of  high ranking party members to the All progressives Congress,APC.

According to reports from Tai local government area where a chieftain of the party,Engr.Gideon Deemor recently Defected to the All progressives congress,APC with thousand of his supporters across the state,The leaders of the PDP in the LGA has now resorted to begging and pleading with the decampees to return to the party with cash incentives and various promises.


The leadership of the party in the LGA led by a federal lawmaker,Dr.Barry Mpigi and chairman of the LGA Dr Jacobson Nbina recently led a delegation to Kira community where Engr.Deemor hails from to plead with former party members as well as traditional rulers and elders to return to the party.

There is now uncertainty in the PDP in Tai LGA as thousands of aggrieved party members  has dumped the party for the APC following alleged marginalisation by the PDP-led state government.


Recall that Tai LGA in Rivers state is the only LGA in the state without a commissioner,permanent secretary or any senior appointee by the Nyesom Wike led state Government.

According to Engr Deemor who led the massive defections to the opposition APC,he left the PDP so that he can fight to strategically place his people on the path of progress and development,an agenda that he believes cant be achieved in the PDP.

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