3rd November, 2022
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Mrs Ibim Semenitari has joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) some months after she resigned from the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Semenitari, who was a commissioner for information under the Rotimi Amaechi administration was received back into the PDP by the Executive Chairman of Okrika Local Government Council, Hon Akuro Tobin and other stalwarts of the party.
In July 10, this year, Mrs Semenitari resigned from the APC, after transmitting a formal letter to her Ward Chairman in Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Her husband is a Chief from Okrika.
Our Correspondent learnt that before she left APC, she courteously informed the former Transport Minister, her former boss.
Mrs Semenitari’s, father, Sir Gabriel Toby who was the Deputy Governor to former Governor Dr. Peter Odili is from Opobo in Opobo-Nkoro local government area.
It is also worthy to note that Siminalaye Fubara,the Rivers State Governorship Candidate of the PDP is also from Opobo.
Observers believe that her return to the PDP, just like that of Chris Finebone, former Spokesman of Rivers APC who was recently sworn in as Commissioner by Governor Nyesom Wike, was to galvanize support for the Governorship candidate, Fubara.
At time of filing this report, Semenitari had not issued any official statement on latest development.