Some stakeholders in the Rivers State chapter of the All Progress Congress (APC) under the aegis of Amalgamation of Support Groups for Tinubu/Shettima have backed former governor Nyesom Wike for a ministerial position in President Bola Tinubu’s administration….[Continue Reading]
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These stakeholders stated that Wike deserved a place in Tinubu’s cabinet for his crucial and instrumental role in ensuring the victory of President Tinubu at the presidential polls in February.
They kicked against the consideration of another political giant in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Abe, whom they described as a politician with no electoral value like Wike.
The group’s coordinator, Victor Akpati, in a statement, said:
“It is … annoying to see Magnus Abe and his supporters claiming to have supported Tinubu’s emergence when the reverse is clearly the case. We feel sad when we see them posting falsehoods in old pictures and video footage with the clear intention to deceive Nigerians of their involvement.”
The group, led by a former Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Government, Chief Tony Okocha, remained resolute in their support for Tinubu/Shettima in Rivers State after Abe and former Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi abandoned the party in the state.
The statement added:
“Therefore, any appointment slot for Rivers State given to Amaechi or any member of his faction of APC Rivers State, is like giving a meal meant for the children to the dogs.
“Same way, any attempt to concede any position to Senator Magnus Abe and his group (even as he is collating CVs from his SDP members) will amount to recompensing recalcitrance and disobedience on one hand, and an unholy attempt to rob Peter to pay Paul….[Continue Reading]
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