Ordinarily, his departure from the APC has not come as a huge surprise. For years, our supporters have been watching the dance step of the former member of the Rivers State House of Assemby. It is regrettable that the Akpabu born politician whose activities have been less than desirable has taken a decision to stray from light in order to embrace darkness. We have equally listened to his comments and we are amazed that his hunt for the “feeding bottle” that Wike controls could drive him to such a lowly height. For us, the former member of the House of Assembly who apologized for decisions and actions that he took without compulsion from any quarter, has shown his true colours.
His apology to the master of the “belly kingdom revolution” raises serious questions about his credibility and integrity. We state categorically that the exit of Hon. Lloyd would have no effect on the fortunes of the APC On the contrary, APC members in Emohua Local Government Area are jubilating over his exit. All politics, they say, is Local, and these party men and women who are in a happy mood right now know who is who.
The APC in Rivers State is waxing stronger. Hon. Ephraim Nwuzi, the Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on the Diaspora who is currently representing Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency has dumped the PDP for the APC. At the grassroots, thousands of PDP members drawn from units, wards and local government areas have quietly joined the APC. Many more leaders of the PDP tired of groping in darkness are moving in the direction of the APC. These are men and women who have decided to dump Governor Nyesom Wike and the PDP.
While we wish Hon. Chidi Lloyd well, we commend members of our party who continued to insist men like him are not needed in the party. In the case of Hon. Lloyd, party members from Emohua have remained adamant and insistent right from 2014 that they do not want him in their midst. For these grassroots politicians and members of our great party, Lloyd’s departure amounts to good radiance to bad rubbish.