None of our member has defected -Rivers Councillors Forum


Press Statement
The attention of the Elected Rivers Councillors Forum has been drawn to the wrong and malicious impression erroneously created in the media that one of our “IMMEDIATE PAST APC COUNCILLOR” of the 8th Legislative Assembly decamped from the APC to PDP in ward 12 khana local government area. This is false, misguided, unfounded and totally unacceptable to us.

We see this as another failed attempt by the PDP to mislead unsuspecting members of the public and supporters of our party alike. We have further uncovered it as part of a grand design by the PDP and desperate politicians to create unnecessary tension and confusion between us and the Leadership of our party – the APC.
For the avoidance of doubt, we can authoritatively confirm that all ‘Immediate’ Past Elected APC councillors of the 8th Legislative Assembly from across the 23 LGAs of the state and khana LGA in particular are still and will ever remain with the APC. “As councillors and grassroot stakeholders elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, We will like to state categorically clear that we’re exceedingly happy and satisfied with the current leadership of our party ably driven by the Honourable Minister of Transportation Rt Hon Chibuike Amaechi, the State Chairman of our party Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, DG NIMASA Dr Dakuku Peterside, Sen Magnus Abe and other notable leaders in the state, and that we have no reason whatsoever to leave this great and progressive family we’ve labour so hard to build.

As part of the many reasons we left this lawless PDP party in the first place in 2014, Mr Lucky Yorkina Nee-or we are aware was only involved in a Moto Park Ticketing job in Bori before he was handpicked by the then PDP leadership in the area to be a councillor against popular will of an enlightened people of Ward 18 khana as far back 2012. He is “NOT AN IMMEDIATE PAST APC COUNCILLOR” as was widely published.

The said defection of Mr Luck Nee-or is of no significance to us as a party. We’re aware Mr Lucky was only a Man hungrily trying to save the Bori Moto Park job he had with khana Council and felt he was running out “Luck” When the infamous electoral rape was done on us during the 2015 gubernatorial elections, hence his ill fated defection at that time.

“Here we have a Man that was no longer with the APC in his ward since 2015 but was only forced to make a public show of his inconsequential defection on Saturday July 24th, 2016. We view this as part of another failed antics of a party running shot of ideas on how best they can woo genuine voters and supporters to their fold. Because of the directionlessness and unequitable governance the PDP has provided for the state since inception of Gov Wike’s administration, it has left the party shamefully struggling to encourage her ever depleting ranks daily, as they are aware of there impending defeats whenever the rerun elections is held. This is why we found it needless for the PDP to have made a public show out of nothing.

The Elected Rivers councillors forum of the 8th Legislative Assembly therefore call on the public, the Leadership of our party to disregard this baseless news of the insignificant defection of a Moto Park Ticketing officer already known for working to bring financial returns the PDP led Council authority and his pay masters. We also want to use this opportunity to pledge our unalloyed loyalty to the Leadership of Rivers APC and to assure Rivers people that all our Elected Councillors of the 8th Legislative Assembly especially under the APC in khana LGA and elsewhere in the state are faithfully intact and are all committed to the victory and togetherness of our party.

We’re Greater Together!

Dae (Hon) Stephen Deegbara.
Chairman, Steering Committee.
Rivers Elected Councillors Forum;8th Legislative Assembly
July 26, 2016

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