With almost one week to continuation of governorship collation of result in River state, the deputy governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Chief Akpo Bomba Yeeh, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP).
Yeeh who disclosed this in Port Harcourt on Monday, in a statement said he left the AAC in other for him to join hands with Governor Wike and move Rivers state forward, Legit.ng.
He said: “After due consultations with my immediate family, friends and supporters, I Chief Akpo Bomba Yeeh, the Deputy Governorship of the AAC for the 2019 Governorship election hereby resign my membership of the AAC and announce my defection to the PDP to join hands with Governor Wike to move the state forward .
“I was the deputy governorship candidate of the AAC in Rivers state up till today 25th March, 2019, when I decided to withdraw my candidature and resign from the party with immediate effect.
“The collated results further showed that contrary to the false claim of fictitious lead by the AAC/APC alliance, the PDP overwhelmingly won all the elections in 18 out of the 19 LGAs, culminating in the declaration and return of the party 26 house of assembly constituencies by the constituency returning officers.
“This fact was confirmed on the 13th of March 2019, when INEC stated, as a matter of fact, that it had in it’s safe custody collated results for 17 Local Government Areas as well as the declaration of the PDP Candidates for 21 state constituencies.
“The outcome of the elections on March 9, 2019 clearly showed the preference of the people of Rivers State. Even the blind can see and the deaf can hear the echo that Rivers people overwhelmingly voted to stick with Governor Wike for the next four years to encourage him to continue with the good works.”