Wants NWC’s replacement of Amaechi with former Chief of Staff as APC Rivers leader
By Egufe Yafugborhi, PORT HARCOURT
ANOTHER Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC), the Upper Echelon, on Thursday joined issues with the 2023 governorship candidate of the party, Tonye Cole, on his move to petition the Election Tribunal to nullify the emergence of the People Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Siminialayi Fubara as governor-elect.
The Upper Echelon, a Rivers APC interest group, on the heels of the state Executives Council members who suspended the party chairman on Wednesday, said they were not in support of Cole’s action while also urging APC National Working Committee (NWC) to remove former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi as Rivers APC leader and replace him with his former Chief of Staff, Tony Okocha.
Lucky Ottos, Leader of the Rivers APC Upper Echelon, told newsmen in Port Harcourt, that, “The presidential, national assembly, governorship, and state assembly elections in rivers were free, fair, and credible. We are satisfied
with the outcome.
“As stakeholders of the APC, we call on security agencies within the State to be vigilant considering the recklessness of some retired
politicians and to immediately invite those spearheading unrest in our dear State.”
On increasing divisions in Rivers APC, the group called on, “The NWC to, with immediate effect, intervene by dissolving the State Executives Committee. We pledge our support to Tony Okocha to take over as leader to move APC Rivers to
They further alleged, “Amaechi and clique in Rivers ceased to be members of the Party the moment they worked against progress and fortunes of the party, by choosing to vote candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, against that of our Party in the March 25 presidential election.”
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