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APC claims Rivers cabinet plans to quit

15 January 2016, 13:07

Rivers - The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged half of the members of Governor Nyesom Wike’s cabinet have indicated interest to dump the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

These are said to be interested in joining the APC.

The claim is carried in a statement prepared by APC to welcome about 500 decampees said to have dumped from the camps of PDP National Deputy Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, and former Deputy Governor of Rivers, Tele Ikuru.

While the claim half of Wike’s cabinet had plans to quit the PDP could not be verified, APC welcomed the said decampees.

Also read: Rivers APC demands Wike’s resignation

“We warmly welcome these decampees into our fold, even as we eagerly look forward to receiving almost half of the members of Wike’s cabinet who have been making overtures to us, saying that they see no future for both Wike and PDP in our great State,” Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Ikanya said.

He commended the defectors for their action, assuring them that Rivers APC will give equal opportunities to both old and new members of the party.

Ikanya advised those still in PDP to emulate the defectors without delay as the days of Wike and PDP in the Government House will soon end.

“The truth is that there is no escape route for Wike and Rivers PDP in view of the various appeal court rulings nullifying the fraudulent elections.”

Ikanya meanwhile rejected claims Special Adviser to Wike on Inter-Party Matters, Chris Tamunoala, that the governor’s erstwhile spokesperson, Opunabo Inko-Tariah, dumped PDP for APC because of financial inducement.

“This is not only malicious but also brings to question the credibility of those working for the outgoing Care-Taker Governor of Rivers State.

Inko-Tariah in his resignation letter unequivocally cited the inhuman treatment meted to him by Wike as the principal reason for his exiting the doomed government,” Ikanya said.

- CAJ News


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