The outgoing Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has lashed out at former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and the All Progressives Congress (APC), governorship candidate, Tonye Cole accusing them of working against the emergence of the President-Elect, Bola Tinubu.
Wike alleged that Amaechi and Cole raised big oppositions to APC’s power rotation to the Southern part of Nigeria.
Speaking during a state broadcast, Wike said: ‘Amaechi and his protégé, Tonye Cole, actively opposed the demand for power shift to the South and worked against their party’s presidential candidate in Rivers State.
‘When the President-elect emerged as the winner, Cole rushed to congratulate him on his Instagram handle but deleted the post when he was criticised.’
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Africa Today News, New York reports that in June 2022, Tinubu had defeated the likes of Amaechi, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and Senate President Ahmad Lawan to emerge as APC presidential candidate.
In another report, the National Vice Chairman (North-West) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Salihu Lukman, has called on the leadership of the ruling party to resign from its position in a bid to balance the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu.
Lukman, who made the call in a statement titled ‘APC Internal Dynamics and the Future of Democracy,’ which was obtained by Africa Today News, New York stressed that the National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, must resign to give way to a Christian leader.
The Kaduna politician and activist also demanded the removal of APC National Secretary, Iyiola Omisore, to appease party supporters in Osun following the disastrous outcome of results from both governorship and presidential elections in the state.
Recall that an emotional Lukman was in the news two weeks ago when he appealed to Tinubu to consider taking the internal reform of the ruling party as one of his top priorities.
But on Friday, the NWC member was clear once again on the need to appease Nigerians by removing the national chairman and secretary of the party to balance the controversial M-M ticket of Tinubu and his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima.