The All Progressives Congress (APC) said it had received more than 600 decampees from the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the Rivers State.
According to Alhaji Ali Kwande, who spoke on behalf of the 622  decampees, "We are leaving PDP after observing that the party does not mean well for Rivers State with its attraction to violence that will not augur well for us to carry out our business activities peacefully besides we are all Rivers State indigenes having lived in Rivers State all our lives considering that no other Governor that have governed Rivers State have accepted us the way Governor Amaechi has done we have no other home than where ever he stays. This is why we are joining APC in mass."
Dakuku Peterside, who represents Andoni/Opobo-Nkoro Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, welcomed the decampees.
He commended them for taking the bold step, assuring them that they did not join the party late as they are now joint owners/founders of APC in Rivers State.
"I encourage each one of you to move a step further by obtaining your APC membership card and the Permanent Voters Card (PVC) as that is the only means through which we can collectively save our State from the evil plots of PDP to take the State back to its dark years of insecurity," Peterside said. 
– CAJ News