Dr. Prince Sudor Nwiyor, a political ally of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and the director-general of the Wike Solidarity Movement (WSM), has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State.
Pastor Tonye Cole, who is running for governor of the state, welcomed Nwiyor into the APC after learning that Nwiyor was the chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) at Kenule Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori.
Barrister Neeka Igbara, who is running for representation in the Rivers State Assembly as the APC’s candidate in Khana Constituency 1, and senior APC member Dr. Chukwudi Dimkpa were also present to welcome the former PDP chieftain.
At the event, Nwiyor announced his resignation from the PDP, effective August 12, 2022. He served as the deputy director of mobilisation for the Wike 2019 Campaign Council.
He blamed the absence of fair allocation of state resources during the Wike administration and the PDP’s inadequate reward system for his decision to leave the party.
Nwiyor praised Dimkpa for helping him join the APC, and he explained that he decided to do so because of the outstanding qualities of the party’s governor nominee and his running mate, Dr. Innocent Barikor.
He said that members of the PDP in the state were fed up with the tribalism of the party’s leadership and were ready to leave.
The senior professor has claimed that he will officially bring the whole Wike Solidarity Movement (WSM) structure across the state into the APC in the coming days.