The major stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 20 wards of Port Harcourt City council area (PHALGA) of Rivers State have revealed that Governor Nyesom Wike was allegedly trying desperately to join the APC.
Speaking at a news conference on Friday after a meeting at Orogbum Civic Centre in Ward 2, Ogbunabali Road, Port Harcourt, the APC leaders said Wike wants to leave because former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is not allowing him (Wike) to control the affairs of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The APC stakeholders also accused Igo Aguma, a two-term member of the House of Representatives, who hails from Ward 2 of PHALGA, of being a mole and a traitor.
The leaders in a six-page communique read by Nnamdi Wuche, a lawyer, accused Aguma of being a footsoldier of Governor Wike.
The communique read in part: “We wish to state that Aguma’s reckless behaviour in recent times came to us as a rude shock. Consequently, we hereby disown Aguma, Lasbry Amadi and their cohorts.
“We know as a fact that the Minister for Transportation has favoured Aguma in the areas of political appointments, contracts and financial support. It beats our imagination that the same Aguma will unleash such attacks on his benefactor (Amaechi) on the pages of newspapers.
“Aguma’s sojourn and success in politics were made possible by the Minister for Transportation through his appointment as the Commissioner for Sports in Dr. Peter Odili’s government. Aguma’s commissionership slot, otherwise known as ‘compensation slot,’ was given to his father, the late Sir Emmanuel Wonukwuru Aguma. Aguma’s presence in the 5th and 6th National Assembly as a member of the House of Representatives was also made possible by Amaechi, whom he now desperately seeks to destroy.
“Aguma has nothing to offer other than his desperation to destroy the APC in Rivers State, to pave way for his sponsor, Governor Nyesom Wike, who is desperately lobbying to join and take over the APC in Rivers State, which machinations we are now determined to nip in the bud.”