Chidi Lloyd, a member of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, has decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Lloyd, a former Majority Leader in Rivers House of Assembly was also Director-General of the 2019 Governorship Campaign Council of the Rivers APC and close ally to Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi.
Speaking at a reconciliation meeting with the State Governor, Nyesom Wike, Chidi publicly expressed regret of his role in the 2013 crisis at the State House of Assembly and apologised.
On his part, Governor Wike stated that he has forgiven Lloyd because he is a Christian and those who became victims of that act have also consented.
“Forgiveness is key for every christian. God has forgiven me, why can’t I forgive. We have also met with Hon. Michael Chinda and others, we got their approval for reconciliation.
“I love to attract people to our party because I am not a greedy politician. I believe that the more the merrier. I will do what is in the best interest of the people and the party.
“Politics of progress does not undermine the importance of friendship. I believe that we must forget yesterday, put ourselves together for a better tomorrow,” he said.