2023: APC warns leaders hobnobbing with Wike in South-south

The South-south Zonal Organizing Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Blessing Agbomhere, Tuesday, warned some national leaders of the party to be wary of associating with opposition party leaders in the zone as the 2023 general elections draw near.

Agbomhere in a statement in Abuja, said the rate at which respected APC stalwarts have been hobnobbing with the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has become most worrisome.

He said he knows that Governor Wike is appreciative of the achievements of Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi as ex-minister of Transportation and APC candidates, most especially the eviable strides of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima, and President Muhammadu Buhari.

“As a result of our performance, if Governor Wike wants to join the party he must come in through the front door. We will receive him and save him from those he claimed want to destroy his political future,” he said.

He insisted that the frequent invitation of APC chieftains to commission projects by Governor Wike does not augur well for the expected victory of the APC in Rivers state and at the national level during the 2023 general elections.

The APC’s zonal scribe lamented that the influx of APC chieftains into Rivers State is robbing off negatively on the motivation of members in the state while boosting the morale of the opposition PDP.

He lamented that the worst aspect of the APC chiefs visit to Rivers State is that they have failed to identify with the leadership of the ruling party in the state by not also meeting with leaders and members of the party during their stay in Rivers State.

Agbomhere said: “We want to call on the National leadership of the APC to urgently call some party chieftains who are now flocking to Rivers State and maintaining unholy alliances with Governor Nyesom Wike in the name of commissioning projects, to order.

“While there is nothing wrong with inviting a highly placed personality to commission unfinished projects but everything is wrong if such uncompleted projects are being used as campaign stunts ahead crucial national elections at hand.

“By identifying with an opposition party at this time, such leaders are indirectly de-marketing our great party especially in a state controlled by the opposition PDP.

“It is unfortunate that the influx of such APC chieftains into the State has proved highly discouraging to members of the Rivers State chapter of the APC who are striving and strategizing daily on how to win positions in the state during the forthcoming general elections.

“The earlier this unholy pilgrimage of our highly revered party stalwarts to Rivers state is nipped in the bud by the National Leadership of the party, the better for APC’s chances in the forthcoming elections in the state.”

He insisted that Rivers State is critical for APC in winning the forthcoming presidential, governorship and legislative elections in South-South geo-political zone.

“We cannot afford to promote the policies and projects of an opposition ruling party in a state on the one hand and expect to win elections in that state as an an opposition party,” he added.

He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his avowed support for all APC candidates towards winning the 2023 elections in every state of the federation.

He also lauded the Senator Abdullahi Adamu-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC for working round the clock to ensure that the party emerges victorious in all positions being contested by its candidates in 2023.

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