Wike charges PDP to challenge defection of Umahi, Ayade, others in court

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has urged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to challenge the defection of governors of Ebonyi State, David Umahi and Cross River, Ben Ayade, to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He also enjoined the PDP to challenge the defection of former PDP members in the National Assembly and state Houses of Assembly in both states, to the APC.

Wike, who stated this in Port Harcourt, yesterday, stressed that the time has come for the judiciary to make a final pronouncement on the incessant defection of governors and lawmakers from one political party to another, to save the country from becoming a one-party state.

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“What PDP is looking for is not just that they want to reclaim the seats, but that a pronouncement must be made by the judiciary on this incessant defection without any reasons at all, in order to enhance and strengthen our democracy.”

He described the Court of Appeal’s reconfirmation of Jarigbe Agom as the Senator-elect of Cross River North senatorial district as a victory for democracy and the PDP.

Wike, who congratulated Agom for his perseverance, also commended the judiciary for standing up to the antics of desperate politicians and some lawyers, who would want to ridicule the judiciary.

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