June 12, 2024

Amaechi a political force in Rivers politics, says Ally

Japa: You get jobs abroad, opportunities in Nigeria, Amaechi tells Nigerians

…Berates Okocha CTC

By Daniel Abia

A faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Rivers state chapter that is loyal to the former Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi has assured that the popularity and acceptability base of the former Governor remains strong and unwavering.

Responding to an allegation made by Chief Eric Nwibani,  APC caretaker committee secretary alleging that Amaechi had lost 70% of his support base in Rivers politics, Darlington Nwauju, spokesman of the APC faction in the state said the former Minister remains a political force to reckon with .

“We would not be-labour ourselves with arguments over the popularity, acceptability, and support base of former Governor Amaechi and his strategic importance in the politics of Rivers State and Nigeria, we only say to political hirelings, wait and see!

“We do understand the pains that several of those whose conscience still haunt and hound for betraying our party feel.  We urge them to simply make peace with their Creator and move on or continue with their blackmail agenda and end up in self-destruct”, he said.

Nwauju in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Wednesday alleged that Nwibani disappointed his political platform during the 2019 general elections whilst acting as Chairman of the Khana LGA chapter of the APC, adding that “the betrayal of the entire membership and stakeholders of our party in that LGA cannot be anything less than legendary”.

According to Nwauju, because some persons could not account for how money meant for party agents and sundry logistics suddenly disappeared from the trunk of a car, “left the entire LGA despondent and this effectively dismantled the party’s plans for elections in that LGA and unsurprisingly, we lost”.

Recall that Chief Eric Nwibani at a press conference on Tuesday alluded that the three circle losses in the previous elections (2015, 2019 and 2023) were mainly due to ineffective leadership style of the former Governor which led to his numerous supporters leaving him to support the FCT minister, Nyesom Wike

Nwauju reiterated that the Tony Okocha CTC of the state chapter of the APC leaves so much to be desired.