The All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers state chapter, has condemned the recent visitations of the party’s South-West governors to Governor Nyesom Wike.
Chieftains of the party in the state argued that it was disrespectful for the party to get involved with Wike.
Sharing their grievances at a consultative meeting in the South-South zone in Port Harcourt, yesterday, they urged the national leadership to prevail on the governors to put a halt to coming to the state if not for the sake of solidarity.
They warned the governors that they would no longer tolerate their visits as the level of embarrassment they have suffered have to end immediately.
Chairman of the party in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Sydney Nyeche, said: “Visiting Wike is an embarrassment to our effort in trying to reclaim the state.
“We find it disrespectful that while we are toiling for the party in the state, some group of governors from the West come to the state, go to Rumueprikom(Wike’s residence) and be negotiating with Nyesom Wike.
The attention of the national chairman is drawn to this because we will not tolerate this anymore; we have had enough. We urge the National Working Committee of the party to warn these governors from the South West to desist from coming to the state to negotiate with the governor. This level of embarrassment we have suffered should stop.
I cannot be threatened everyday because of my political leanings and somebody will come from the West to rubbish our efforts. If they cannot come to the state to show solidarity, they should stop coming to the state.”
The state chairman, Emeka Beke, also berated the non-remittance of the compulsory 25 percent of the funds generated from the sales of forms from candidates of the state during the party primaries to strengthen the party.
Beke urged the party’s national leadership to do the needful, adding that they would also reciprocate the manner of how they were being treated.
He said “Please, we urge the National Chairman that Rivers State bought forms worth over N1 billion and we are requesting that they should remit to the state 25 percent generated through the sale of the forms.”