Lagos – All Progressives Congress Chairman, Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said he had turned down overtures from People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Nyesom Wike, allegedly seeking to negotiate his future after the expected victory of the APC in Rivers State.
Ikanya revealed in Port Harcourt Wike had reached out to him through his running mate, Dr Ipalibo Banigo.
He reportedly made a number of requests including that APC should not go to the Election Tribunal over the National Assembly election of 28th March awarded to PDP candidates, Governor Chibuike Amaechi should prevail on the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, not to probe his activities as junior Minister of Education and that Dr Dakuku Peterside, upon assumption of office as governor, should not probe his office when he served as the Chief of Staff to Governor Amaechi.
APC claimed to have a tape to prove such overtures from Wike, who could not be reached to comment.
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To show the seriousness of Wike on this, he has asked the people of Rivers State to vote out all PDP candidates in the April 11 polls, said Ikanya.
Ikanya said he was non-committal after being contacted by Dr Banigo but rather advised that Wike should bring up these issues after the election of April 11 as it was already too late to go into negotiation with regard to the polls.
The Rivers APC Chairman advised the electorate to troop out on Saturday and vote for Peterside.
“We pray and hope that the good people of Rivers State will adhere to this wise counsel and ensure that we don’t have a government in Rivers State that will antagonist against the APC Government at the centre.
With PDP members joining APC in droves in order to salvage our nation, it is unthinkable that any right-thinking Rivers person should be contemplating wasting his vote on the doomed PDP and its candidates in the April 11 elections,” Ikanya stated. – CAJ News