The Deputy Chairman of African Action Congress (AAC) in Rivers State, Amezhinim Atuma, has left the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
His defection is coming three days after deputy governorship candidate of African Action Congress (AAC) in Rivers State, Akpo Yeeh, also joined the PDP.
Atuma announced his resignation and defection on Wednesday in Port Harcourt.
Atuma, who tore his membership card of AAC, claimed his decision to quit the AAC was necessitated by his commitment to the advancement of the democratic interest of Rivers and the peace of people of the state.
Atuma claimed that he could no longer in good conscience associate with the AAC/All Progressives Congress (APC) alliance, which only interest, he alleged was to unleash mayhem on Rivers people through the use of security forces.
He said: “As at March 27, 2019, every arrangement has been made to disrupt the collation and announcement of the governorship and House of Assembly elections’ results, as scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) between April 2 and 5, 2019.
“There are plans to cause bloodshed, leading to a total breakdown of law and order between April 1 and 5, 2019.
“This is in furtherance of their plan to create a state of emergency in Rivers State, wherein Governor Wike’s term in office would have expired.
“The petition filed against the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of INEC in Rivers State, Mr. Obo Effanga, and the Chairman of the electoral commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, by the defeated AAC’s governorship candidate (Awara) contains the same false allegations with his suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja.”
He also claimed that the content of the affidavit sworn to by Yeeh was true.
Atuma claimed that from available data from AAC agents, the 2019 governorship election in Rivers was won by Wike and lost by Awara.