Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has welcomed the defection of Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom and All Progressive Congress (APC) lawmakers to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying that their action is an indication that the PDP is prepared to rescue Nigeria from the present state of affairs.
In a statement in Asaba on Thursday, by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, Governor Okowa congratulated the National Chairman and leadership of the PDP for the proactive steps taken so far in repositioning the party.
The Governor said: “I congratulate members and leaders of the PDP on the defections and abandonment of the APC by the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom and the members of the National Assembly.
“The defections have clearly shown to the entire world that the APC lack the capacity to manage a political party, and indeed a government and this explains why the people now look up to the PDP to rescue the country and put it on the path of good governance for our people.”
Governor Okowa commended the defectors for the courage they have exhibited in abandoning “the sinking ship.” He stressed that the defections signify a vote of no confidence in the APC-led government and that the 2019 election will be a referendum of how the APC shattered the expectations of Nigerians.
He added: “The decision of a significant number of members of both the Senate and the House of Representatives to leave the APC and decamp into the PDP clearly indicates that there is hope that the country will be rescued from the misrule of the APC government.
The Governor congratulated the PDP for positioning itself as a suitable alternative for the defectors. He emphasized that the choice of the PDP as a preferred destination for them is an affirmation of the kind of leadership the national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has provided since assuming office.
Okowa further encouraged other Governors, lawmakers to consider joining the PDP as the party is set on a mission to rescue Nigeria.