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Tonye Princewill Dumps PDP For Labour Party

Tonye Princewill

Oyewale Oyelola – One of the aggrieved aspirants of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) governorship in Rivers state, Prince Tonye Princewill has defected to Labour Party.

Tonye Princewill made his intention to pursue governorship ambition under Labour Party known on Saturday in Port Harcourt.

The Action Congress governorship candidate for 2007 elections was disqualified by Rivers PDP governorship screening committee based on petition of a group loyal to Nyesom Wike.

Princewill in a statement urged all aggrieved PDP and APC members to join Labour Party.

The statement reads in part: “After extensive consultation on the next steps to follow, I and my team have decided that we no longer have a future in the PDP and that win or loose, going forward, we will now be building our future here in the Labour party. Just as we refused to return to APC having since left it’s parent organisation in 2010, our departure from PDP is also final.

“It was not an easy decision to make, I made many friends there and I still have a lot of respect for many men and women within the party, just as I do within the APC, but this is not the reason I entered politics. I came to change the

politics, not to maintain the status quo or make friends. I no longer feel I have enough allies or a willing platform to achieve this goal and so I must move on. The struggle continues.

“Some have asked that I maintain a dignified silence and remain within the PDP, or that I should quit politics altogether. But I need to be able to look my children in the eye. This is not the Nigeria, I can defend, because politics and its conduct are the very foundations on which nations are built.

“I refuse to give up on Nigeria and so I cannot give up on its politics. Politics as I say time and time again is too too important to be left to politicians. I only wish more of us appreciate this and join me where I think we really can make a difference. This pattern truly is not sustainable, the status quo will no longer hold. I have to do this for the sake of our children.

“The bible says, “When the righteous rule, the people will rejoice.” I make bold to say, the right people have arrived. Stop wasting your time on politics as usual, and come and rejoice. Rivers state needs choice, not imposition. We choose to be free.”



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