- The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) is tearing up apart bit by bit heading into the 2023 general elections
- There have been a series of mass defections of APC members to the ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
- Most recently, a powerful ally of the immediate past minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, quit the party and joined the PDP
Rivers, Port Harcourt - Princewill D*ke, a former chieftain of the All Progress Congress (APC) has opened up on his love-lost story with the national ruling party.
D*ke who is a strong ally of the APC’s former presidential aspirant, Rotimi Amaechi, left the party despite his relationship with the latter.
Why I left APC - Amaechi's ally
PAY ATTENTION: Join Legit.ng Telegram channel! Never miss important updates!
Legit.ng gathered that D*ke hails from the same community as his former principal, Ameachi.
During the time of Ameachi as governor of Rivers state, D*ke was appointed as the special assistant to the governor on student affairs.
D*ke, while expressing his grievances, said he had no choice but to pitch a tent with Amaechi’s bitter rival, Governor Nyesom Wike due to the fact that the APC has refused to heed to reasoning.
“A political party is a vehicle for political power. When I observed that Rivers APC is heading for the precipice, I began lamenting. Alas, they tagged me a prophet of doom, as did Jeremiah by the Israelites.
“I didn’t stop at lamenting. But also proffered solutions on how to stir the ship away from the cliff but it was also ignored by the party. My advice was not heeded. So, why should I continue to be in a party that is apparently set for destruction and have my political destiny wasted?”
Amaechi's ally hails Wike
Reflecting on Governor Nyesom Wike influencing his decision, the former Amaechi's ally said the incumbent governor has performed beyond measurable doubts.
He hailed Wike's infrastructural projects stating that the governor is worthy of emulation.
“So we need to join hands with the dynamic Governor to bring a successor that can continue from where he stopped the good work”.
PDP plans step to take against Governor Wike over prolonged rift with Atiku - Sources
Meanwhile, there are plans by the Peoples Democratic Party to call the governor of Rivers state Nyesom Wike bluff ahead of the 2023 general election.
Sources in PDP said the prolonged rift between Wike and Atiku Abubakar is having a negative effect on the party.
According to the sources, the opposition party might have to go ahead with announcing its presidential campaign committee.
2023: PDP crisis in new dimension as Wike continues to hunt Atiku’s loyalists
In another development, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has continued to attack Atiku Abubakar's men over their alleged romance with the PDP's presidential candidate in the state.
The governor has threatened to bring down hotels that host cultists in the state and other criminal elements and filling stations involved in oil bunkering.
However, there are indications that the governor's moves are informed by the relationship of some politicians in the state with Atiku Abubakar.