The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kola Ologbondiyan, on Tuesday, January 19, implored the former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, to forget about the formation of a new political movement and pitched his tent with the party.
Ologbondiyan made this assertion during a chat with journalists in Abuja; while reacting to the announcement on the formation of a new political movement by the ex-governor.
1st News had reported that Okorocha, who is a founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), told journalists on Monday that some politicians and other concerned citizens had decided to form a new party in a bid to save the country from power-grabbers.
He said: “The movement for a new Nigeria has begun and we must come together; I mean progressive Nigerians to make the country work.
“The APC was a hurried arrangement. It was hurriedly formed to take power when the then government was drifting. APC would have been better until people who were not members of the party; people who came for congratulatory message hijacked the party and became lords.”
In his response, the PDP spokesman said the party wants Okorocha no to make a similar mistake his current party made.
He said that should the ex-governor go ahead to register a party hurriedly as the APC supposedly did; because of elections, “the party would fall into the same errors” he now complains about the ruling party.
Ologbondiyan urged Okorocha to instead join the PDP; which he described as a “very structured party with a record of performance.”
Meanwhile, the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has alleged that the COVID-19 vaccine is meant to bring about a disease that would kill people.
1st News had reported that Nigeria has ordered batches of the vaccines in a bid to stem the spread of the second wave.
However, Governor Bello, in a viral video, where he was seen addressing a crowd on Monday, January 18; expressed worries over the vaccines.
He said, “Vaccines are being produced in less than one year of COVID-19. There is no vaccine yet for HIV; malaria; cancer; as well as headache; and for several other diseases that are killing us.
“They want to use the vaccines to introduce the disease that will kill you and us. God forbid.”