…Labels Them ‘Pretenders’ Working Against APC
Veteran journalist and staunch ally of former Rivers State governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze has absolved the former Transportation Minister of any blame following what has become an exodus of members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to other parties especially the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said their exit was good riddance and an act of God, as according to him, the same persons have been the problem of the APC in the state.
Chief Eze who was speaking on Point Blank, a radio programme anchored by Pastor Segun Owolabi on Super FM 93.3 in Port Harcourt on Saturday, said these persons were leaving the APC, as the leader of the party, Amaechi, was no longer ‘feeding’ them the way he used to when he was Governor.
“I see these things as God working for the APC. They’ve all along been pretending to be working for APC. They truth is that they have been working against the party. Now they have gone to other parties where they would be taken care of”, said Eze, a former Publicity Secretary of APC in Rivers State.
Chief Eze said the problem of the APC in the state started when Dakuku Adol Peterside got the gubernatorial ticket of the party in 2015.
He said that then governor Amaechi, at a meeting of stakeholders, pleaded with leadership of the party to go to their units and local governments, and mobilize for Dakuku’s victory at the poll.
“Most of the people now decamping with him are the same people who ensured that we don’t win the gubernatorial election in 2015. What did they do? Amaechi called and pleaded with us all not to allow the election go to a wrong hand.
“When they were mobilized to move to their various units, most of them refused to go to their local government areas. They stayed back in Port Harcourt. They allowed Wike to succeed in all that he planned. That was the foundation of our problem, and since that time, those people that kept themselves in Port Harcourt have remained the problem”, he said.
Eze, said to be a foundation member of the PDP in Adamawa State, 1998 and currently working with the Turaki Adamawa, Presidential standard bearer of the PDP, revealed that the APC decampees had a game plan.
He said: “They are the same people decamping back to PDP. They perfected their act in 2019, so much that we could not even participate in the election. Amaechi should not be blamed at all. Most of them were with him when he was governor.
They were with him as Minister. They are leaving because they feel they are of age to handle their political future. In this case, nobody should blame Amaechi because these are personal decisions taken by those leaving the party”.