In a statement released by Major stakeholders of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers state which is led by Tony Okocha, they urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to strongly consider the former governor of River State, Nyesom Wike, in his Ministerial appointments…….Continue Reading
Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who won the February 25 presidential election by defeating other strong contenders is expected to send the list of ministerial nominees to the senate very soon.
Nyesom Wike, a Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party and other G-5 Governors worked against the presidential ambition of their party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar during the last general elections.
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Reacting, Chief Tony Okocha said the general public should “disregard what he described as cheap political stunt by presidential candidate of Social Democratic Party, SDP, Magnus Abe, to suddenly take the front seat in Tinubu’s political veranda, after he left the APC at a time he was most needed.”
He added; “Since 1999, PDP has been in control of Rivers State back to back. Even in 2015, when I was Chief of staff, Ameachi was governor and during that Presidential election, APC scored about 69,000 votes, PDP scored about 2 million votes and we were in charge and he doubled as the DG of Buhari in 2015, in 2019 Wike had become governor, it became even worse.”
He stated further; “In 2015, APC scored 7 percent, in 2019 we scored 5 percent. Then, in 2023 APC is now winning. What was the magic”