- Some APC members in Rivers state have condemned the relationship between the state governor, Nyesom Wike and some southwest governors
- The aggrieved members, which included the state house of assembly and house of representatives members, called on the party's presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, to stop romancing Wike
- They said APC leaders that visited the PDP governor on his invitation are practically campaigning for the governor with the praises they reign on him
Port Harcourt, Rivers - Some stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the south-south region, particularly in Rivers state, including aspirants, have called on the party’s presidential candidate and southwest governors to stop romancing Nyesom Wike.
The national and state house of assembly and other party faithful said members of the APC in the state find it discouraging to see APC leaders that they look up to dealing with a known political opponent, Governor Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Vanguard reported.
The aggrieved party members said the leaders go as far as inaugurating projects on Wike’s invitation, thereby boosting the chances of the PDP in Rivers with their praises on the governor ahead of the general election.
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The candidates spoke at a one-day consultative meeting of the south-south executive committee, where the APC national vice chairman of the zone, Victor Giadom, presided over Port Harcourt.
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They also alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari and the party's national working committee have neglected the Rivers state chapter of the party.
They said the party's national chairman, Adamu Abdullahi-led APC, had failed to meet the stakeholders in the state over pressing issues.
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