Rivers Cross Carpeting Lawmaker Affirms Commitment To APC, Rejects Return To PDP

Enemi George, a member of the Rivers State House of Assembly, who switched allegiance from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), has firmly stated that there is no intention of reverting to the former party.
 In a recent appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today, George, along with 26 other cross-carpeting members, expressed unwavering support for President Bola Tinubu’s ‘Renewed Hope Agenda.’
Emphasizing their commitment to the APC, George asserted, “We have crossed that Rubicon. We have move to the APC. We voted for the President, if we find Mr President worthy of our votes then I think we should find him worthy of our support.
“We have moved over to join his Renewed Hope Agenda to work hands in gloves with him to ensure that the expectations of Nigerians are fulfilled. So, we have moved to the APC and we are working with the President, we have crossed that Rubicon and there is no going back for us,” George said.
Recall the political landscape in Rivers State has been marked by tensions between Governor Siminalayi Fubara and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, leading to significant shifts in the composition of the State House of Assembly.
It degenerated to a level where the governor was served impeachment notice, saw the demolition of the Assembly complex, and a gale of resignations of pro-Wike commissioners in Fubara’s cabinet.
However, a resolution seemed to have been reached after Tunubu had a meeting with the warring parties on Monday.
‘Fubara, Wike’s Truce: Insights into the Peace Negotiation’
Enemi George disclosed that a gathering of over 150 individuals from both political factions, comprising members of the National Assembly, state elders, and more, participated in the peace talks with the President.
He proceeded to outline the details of how the reconciliation between the conflicting parties was achieved in the presence of the President.
“For every item that was considered, the President gave both parties the option of controverting or agreeing. So, each item was deliberated and was agreed on.
“At the end of the deliberations, parties were asked to come up and append their signatures to the document and Mr President said, ‘Do I have your approval to release this to the press?’ and everybody echoed yes.
“And so, everybody signed on the document and then we moved forward. The governor signed and he gave a speech that he was committed to that agreement; Mr Speaker also made a speech and committed to accepting all the agreement,” he said.
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