By Hannah Nathan, Warri.
The group of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Rivers faithful to the Minister of the Government Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike, has assailed the Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi group for visiting the National Secretariat of the party.
The Publicity Secretary of the APC in Rivers State, Darlington Nwauju, later uncovered another source that the party was not happy being sidelined by its administration on the National level.
He said the APC chiefs visited the get-together’s National Secretariat and met with National Administrator, Abdullahi Ganduje, to figure out the issue unequivocally.
However, the supporters inside the Rivers APC and the National Working Committee met yesterday, and the Tony Okocha-drove group asked why Amaechi’s followers ought to ask for some help from an official competitor they supposedly neutralized during the overall political race.
The designation, driven by Okocha, a previous Chief of Staff to Amaechi, let Ganduje know that at whatever point they needed to be considered for arrangements, the party ought to contact Wike, who he portrayed as the “political infantry” in the state.
Okocha communicated alarm that a group of the party in Rivers State driven by Tonye Cole and Dakuku Peterside as of late paid a grace visit to the NWC, campaigning for political arrangements regardless of neutralizing the party.
He claimed that before the political race, Amaechi assembled a conference where he informed them that he had agreed with the official competitor of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, and guided them to cast a ballot for the PDP against the party’s up-and-comer, Bola Tinubu.
Okocha said: “In Rivers State, the head of the inclination to which Cole and Dakuku, et al, had a place, had helmed up coalitions with the PDP Official Competitor, HE, Atiku Abubakar. Atiku and not Tinubu ought to be decided in favour of the official political decision.
“This mischievous determination against the APC in Rivers was straightforwardly declared in a gathering at the example of the pioneer at his confidential home in Port Harcourt, thickly went to by Mr Cole, Dakuku, Chukwudi Dimkpa, et al, individuals from the deepest council.
“It was given over that Tinubu should bomb in Rivers State. They were ordered to move to their allies in the 6,868 surveying units, 319 wards and 23 neighbourhood government regions in Rivers State.
“We have pictorial, visual and individual declarations to this. All in all, how could they add to the party’s official triumph in Rivers State and unfit to convey their individuals who challenged Public Gathering decisions around the same time?”
Okocha said starting around 1999, the PDP had consistently won both the official and governorship races in Rivers State.