The leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State and the former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has denied plans of leaving the party.
This is coming amidst rumours making the rounds that the former presidential aspirant has dumped APC.
Amaechi, through the state APC spokesman, Senibo Chris Finebone at a press conference on Wednesday, held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, affirmed that he remains a loyal member of the party.
Finebone said Amaechi has promised to work for APC to ensure the party resoundingly wins the 2023 election.
He said, “Let me use this opportunity to raise the alarm that just yesterday, (Tuesday) evil people launched fake news concerning our leader, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, purporting that he has resigned from the APC.
“He remains a loyal member of the APC and he has re-iterated this at every opportunity and that he would work to ensure the Party resoundingly wins the 2023 elections.”
Speaking further Finebone, accused former Senator Magnus Abe of conspiring with the state governor, Nyesom Wike, to destabilize the state APC.
The state’s APC press secretary claimed that Abe left the party as a result of many attempts to split the party, which he claimed was the cause of the unusual departure of party members.
Finebone pointed out that those from Abe’s group who left the party were people who had been speaking and acting in every way possible over the previous two years to destroy the APC in Rivers State.
He said: “Led by Abe, these persons tried all they could to factionalize our Party in the State. They connived endlessly with the governor of Rivers State and used some elements in the State Judiciary to frustrate and destroy our Party through needless litigations”.