Wike Renew Supremacy Battle In Rivers APC With Amaechi Over Alleged Defection To The Ruling party

by Area Talk

The feud between Nyesom Wike and Rotimi Amaechi has taken a new dimension as the immediate past governor of Rivers State has devised a fresh strategy to sack the former minister of Transportation from the All Progressives Congress APC .

Recalls that the news of Wike’s planned move to the APC became more pronounced when his anointed Rivers governor, Simi Fubura pleaded with him to always stay around even if he moves to the APC.

Many have said the statement was a confirmation of Wike’s next line of action. According to Fubura, there are sharks around waiting for Wike’s exit so they can strike.

However, Amaechi had severed relationship with his party (APC) chieftains over the party’s primaries. The former transport minister came second in the primary. Tinubu defeated him after many contestants stepped down from the race.

Since the conclusion of the primaries, Amaechi’s body language revealed total disdain for his party.

Though the former governor has not made his position public as to whether he remains a member of the APC or he is considering quitting, what is however, clear is that of his indifference with regard to the politics of his party.

Amaechi has neither congratulated President Tinubu nor visited him for any discussion. In fact, Wike has used that opportunity to accused him of working against Tinubu, Channels Television reported.

Since his assumption of office, Wike had met President Bola Tinubu severally. One of the meetings included the one he had alongside other PDP supporters who formally called the G-5.

But Wike’s entry into the APC is likely to block Amaechi out of the party — the same way Amaechi left the PDP for him under the Jonathan administration.

A source close to Amaechi told online news media that Amaechi may be in trouble for fighting both Wike, his party and Tinubu.

The source said a few people have advised him to iron issues with Tinubu and regain his position in the party since Tinubu has nothing against him.

The source said: “You know Amaechi is a principled politician. He cannot work against his conviction. He has made up his mind to stay away from the APC and Tinubu and nothing is going to change that.”

The source also revealed that the only option left is for Tinubu’s men to block Wike from coming into the party.

He said: “I’m sure they have started it already. I have seen comments from his team trying to stop Wike. Let’s see whether they will be able to achieve it.”

Meanwhile, the leadership of the Rivers state chapter of the APC has reacted to the Wike’s rumoured defection to the party.

According to the Channels TV reports, Darlington Nwauju, the Rivers APC publicity secretary, described Wike as an enemy of the party who is unfit to lead the party in the state.

Nwauju in a statement on Sunday, June 25, said a man who had during the campaign period described the party as “cancer” cannot turn back to lead them.

The APC chieftain stressed that Wike, a man who had not been a member of the party and did not support the party’s interest cannot be promoted to lead them also.

Nwauju further dissociated the leadership of the party from the purported call by a chieftain of the party, asking Wike to lead the state APC.

He also expressed the party’s untiring support to the President Bola Tinubu-led government.

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