A frontline politician in Rivers State and one of the leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Emeh Glory Emeh, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Emeh, who has served the state in various capacities including Senior Special Assistance on Media and Strategy, state Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Commissioner for Transport and Aviation during the former Governor Peter Odili’s administration, was said to be under immense pressure from both his political mentors and associates to return to the PDP where political pundits believed the man generally described as political engine room and strategist actually belongs.
The leadership of PDP in the state was said to have mounted enormous pressure on the Ikwerre-born chartered accountant and lawyer to come back to where they described as his political home.
Before Emeh’s defection to the PDP, the social media and APC platforms, as well as the political atmosphere in the state were awash with the story of his resignation from the opposition APC in the state.
THISDAY checks revealed that he had from the beginning observed and complained about the leadership and organisational problems rocking the state chapter of the APC.
Though it was not clear why the legal practitioner and financial expert-turned politician left the APC, many believe that the exit of the renowned political strategist and media guru would be a huge loss to the party as he is said to be endowed with enormous political experience and exposure particularly in the area of propaganda warfare.
When THISDAY spoke with Emeh to know why he left the APC, he promised that he would give details later in an exclusive interview.