If Amaechi names a federal project that he has brought to Rivers since 2015, I will resign.
Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, has threatened to resign if his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, names a federal project that he has brought to the state since 2015.
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Dr. Davies Ikanya and Igo Aguma, two former chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers, as well as other party chieftains, were received by the governor at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) headquarters in Port Harcourt yesterday.
The governor also claimed that Amaechi claimed he sold a Dash 8 aircraft to the Government of Cross River for $6 million, but failed to account for the proceeds of the transaction.
The governor, who cited several projects he helped bring to Rivers State while serving as Minister of State for Education under former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, challenged Amaechi to follow in his footsteps by reviving the dormant Port Harcourt seaports and creating jobs for Rivers’ youths.
The defection of Dr. Ikanya, Aguma, and others, according to the State PDP chairman, Amb. Desmond Akawor marked the formal interment of the opposition party in Rivers.
Ikanya explained his decision to leave the APC by stating that he could not continue to be a member of a political party based on deception in good conscience.
All of the expectations that the APC would provide security, job opportunities, and a better life for Nigerians, he claims, have proven to be a mirage.
Ikanya expressed regret that the party had been hijacked by individuals who prioritised their interests over the party.
He took the opportunity to apologise to Governor Nyesom Wike and the people of Rivers for bringing the APC to the state.
Aguma, for his part, charged Amaechi with brainwashing him and others into joining the APC.
He demanded that the Attorney-General of the Federation investigate the Niger Delta Development Commission’s (NDDC) finances from 2016 to 2019.
Chief Ogbogbo Nnamdi, Isobo Jack, former caretaker chairman; Paul Nwankwoala, former APC legal adviser; Faaye Franklin, Chief Andy Nweye, and Alamese Martins-Yellow were among the APC chieftains who defected to the PDP.
Others were Ilamabo Mirila, Dr. More Oja-Chinda, Benibo Anabraraba, Alphine Whyte and Wisdom Wakama.
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