THE Rivers State Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, Amb. Desmond Akawor has said more members of the All Progressives Congress would join its fold.
Akawor in a statement issued on Tuesday said he had just returned from the PDP National Executive Council meeting in Abuja, saying the APC would soon be ‘blown away.’
The former Nigerian Ambassador to South Korea said the PDP has proved it had the requisite experience and push to win the national and state elections come 2023.
The statement reads, “The peaceful way that our party handled the NEC meeting has proved that we have learnt great lessons. It shows that we are better united, focused and determined to salvage Nigeria.
“In Rivers State where Governor Nyesom Wike is doing a great job, more and more Rivers people are becoming convinced that their faith in the PDP has not been misplaced.
“The APC should admit that it is passing through a difficult period. Strong members of the party are leaving their ranks and joining us. Many more are expected to join us.
“No one individual owns the PDP. We have a leader who listens to superior arguments. We understand what it takes to be democratic in our approach to governance.
“The PDP is happy to have a leader like Governor Nyesom Wike. Under his leadership, we have witnessed transformational changes and seen our party grow from strength to strength because of his charismatic leadership style.”
The PDP chairman urged Rivers people to ignore the APC, describing the leaders of the ruling party at the centre as ‘masters of deception’.
“Our opponents do not practice what they preach. All they know how to do is deceive their followers. See where they have brought the country through false promises,” he added.