A political ally to current Minister of Transportation and former Commissioner for Education in Rivers State, Chief Allwell Onyesoh, has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) and defected to the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
Onyesoh led thousands of his supporters to the State PDP secretariat on Aba Road in Port Harcourt last Friday where he was received by Governor Nyesom Wike and the party chairman, Bro Felix Obuah.
Speaking, Onyesoh said his movement was not defection, but home-coming.
According to him, “We have come back to our house. We went on a journey. We have gone, we have seen and we have come back. “
The former commissioner described his defection as a massive home-coming with a cross section of the APC membership from different wards of Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State.
“We make bold to come back to the house that rightly belongs to us. I thank those who did not leave as they stayed home to keep the house in order,” he said.
Receiving Chief Allwell Onyesoh into the PDP, Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah, urged him and his supporters never to return to the APC that has disappointed Nigerians.
The State PDP chairman further said the PDP symbolised development as shown in Rivers State, even as he later handed over Onyesoh to Governor Nyesom Wike.