The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has said that it is unfortunate that Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Apkabio, choose to walk against the tide to endanger his fine political career.
According to him, Akpabio deserved pity.
Secondus said that he found it very strange that anybody would go into a sinking ship at a time every other person was finding his way out of it.
Secondus made the remark in a statement issued by his media aide, Ike Abonyi, on Wednesday.
Akpabio defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Wednesday at a well attended event in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State.
Secondus described the defection of Akpabio as an action taken for self preservation and not borne out of any rational strategic political decision.
He said Akpabio’s decision did not enjoy the blessing of the people of Akwa Ibom whose mandate he enjoyed for eight years as state governor and nearly four years now as a senator.
His words: “I cannot fathom any reason why on earth Senator Akpabio should work against the tide, moving at opposite direction to a place every reasonable person is escaping from.
“He deserves our pity because whatever would make somebody to choose bad for good is clearly one that he should be prayed for for salvation, especially given the fact that wolves are waiting for his arrival to devour him.
“How on earth can anybody who has his eyes wide open be seen walking into danger knowingly.”
Secondus condemned the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, for arm-twisting and intimidating people into their drowning boat ostensibly to ruin and disintegrate the person involved.
He called on the people of Akwa Ibom State to be wise and know when to turn their back from a leader directing them to danger.
“I urge you to remain focused and continue to give support to your hard working governor, His Excellency Emmanuel Udom, as he remains unrelenting in the delivering of democracy to the people,” he said.
The PDP national chairman said that Nigerians had long turned their back on the APC after it became manifest that it had nothing good to offer.
He said that the mission to save Nigeria’s democracy and the country was already on track.
According to him, no amount of coercion and threat would change what God had already endorsed.