Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, a prominent member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has criticized those urging former Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and join the APC. Eze referred to these advocates as “political jobbers” and expressed disappointment that Wike, who had previously described the APC as a “cancer,” is now being encouraged to join the party he had criticized.
In a statement released in Port Harcourt, Eze highlighted Wike’s strained relationship with the PDP, attributing it to his blatant acts of sabotage and other anti-party activities. While acknowledging Wike’s notorious record of undermining the PDP, Eze asserted that if the former governor wishes to join the APC, individuals like Tony Okocha and others should not be involved in scheming him into the party.
Eze suggested that if Wike intends to join the APC, he should do so openly rather than resorting to secretive methods. He criticized Wike’s tendency to vacillate and likened him to a sheep without a shepherd. Eze further emphasized the damage Wike has inflicted on the PDP since its inception in 2014, including organizing his group, the Grassroots Development Initiative (GDI), to attack prominent APC leaders such as Buhari and Tinubu. Eze argued that allowing someone like Wike, who tried to undermine the party in the past, to join the APC would be unacceptable.
Eze called on individuals like Tony Okocha, whom he described as an imposter claiming leadership of Rivers APC, to refrain from pursuing this unholy act of coaxing Wike into the APC. He accused Okocha of seeking personal gain from Wike’s downfall and labeled him a political jobber driven by desperation. Eze criticized Okocha’s contradictory actions of simultaneously claiming leadership of Rivers APC while urging Wike to lead him, stating that it reflected confusion and frustration.
The statement by Eze highlights the rift between the APC and PDP, with the former denouncing calls for Wike to switch parties and questioning the motives of those advocating for his defection. The use of strong language and accusations adds intensity to the narrative, emphasizing the disapproval of Wike’s potential move to the APC and highlighting the internal divisions within the political landscape.