The deputy senate president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has said that the defection of Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, and some members of the national assembly to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is just the tip of the iceberg.
Senator Ekweremadu said this on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the inauguration of the Agwu local government chapter of the Gburugburu Movement in Enugu state, a movement championing the reelection of Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, governor of Enugu state.
According to the deputy senate president, PDP is the fastest growing political party in Africa.
Uche Anichukwu, spokesman of Senator Ekweremadu quoted the senator to have said that:
“Defection of scores of federal lawmakers and the return of the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, to the PDP is a tip of the iceberg”.
“Spirits have been high within the PDP family and Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) for some time now, especially following the joining and rejoining of the PDP and the coalition by scores of national and state assembly members as well as the governor of Benue state.
“We are happy for this. But I have good news for you. Nigerians have only witnessed a tip of the iceberg. More are on their way because it is no longer about anybody’s individual political ambition. It is now a movement to rescue Nigeria. So, we are not only the biggest political party, we are also the fastest growing political party in Africa today.
“I want to assure you that so many respected Nigerians have also keyed into this movement to rescue Nigeria because the world is now very worried for our nation. So, in a matter of months, Nigerians will go to the polls to enthrone a new order of peace, unity, security, and respect for the rule of law.
“Not long ago, the entire Enugu west senatorial district gathered here to endorse Governor Ugwuanyi for a second term. So, we can only say that we remain committed to that decision. He has done very well and deserves a second, straight term in office”.