The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for the suspension of the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi and former National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole over alleged anti-party activities.
The state chapter claimed that the party chieftains were involved in anti-party activities when they visited the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.
Recall that Governor Wike had invited Oshiomhole and Umahi to commission projects in the state.
The duo while commissioning the projects had said it would be hard for APC to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State.
Oshiomhole while commissioning the Rumuepirikorm-Ada George Fly-over said, “I have seen the reason why Governor Wike used to win APC in Rivers State. Wike has very strong and energetic youths he is working with, which he used to win my party. Wike will you permit me to go with some of them from Rivers State to Edo State.”
The Ebonyi State Governor while commissioning the Akpabu-Omudioga-Egbeda road said, “Governor Wike you have tried so much, the only day you will see me in Rivers State campaigning is the day we will come here for the Presidential Campaign, apart from that, you will not see me again because all other positions, you will win.”
The Rivers State chairman of the APC, Emeka Beke in a letter addressed to the National Chairman of the party, Adamu Abdullahi said APC has become a laughing stock in the state.
He condemned the chieftains for making statements that demoralize the effort of APC members in Rivers State all in an attempt to please Governor Wike.
The letter read “With respect to the complaints stated above, we demand as follows;
1. An unreserved public apology from H.E Adams Oshiomole and H.E Dave Umahi on a live television programme within seven days.
“2. A warning or alternatively suspension letter on H.E Adams Oshiomole and H.E Dave Umahi for anti-party activities.
“3. A directive attached with a sanction, that henceforth, anybody coming to Rivers State on the invitation of Governor Wike should stop talking trash and campaigning against candidates of APC in Rivers State.
“Conclusively Sir, we wish to let you know, that if this matter is not properly handled and our positions above granted and implemented, we will resort to taking our destinies by our hands. Remember, we are not restricted from visiting Edo and Ebonyi States to reply H.E Adams Oshiomole and H.E Dave Umahi while also romancing with the opposition.”