APC Rivers: See How Amaechi Got Benched as NWC Dissolves Exco….

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…appoints Wike’s loyalists into caretaker committee

 

Recently, the Former Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, keep facing challenges as the power seat slips off his hands as the National Working Committee (NWC) of River state APC which is the rulling party decided to dissolve the party executive committee at all levels on Wednesday November 22, 2023.

 

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It was gathered that, the NWC constituted a caretaker committee made up of loyalists of a former governor of the state and current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike.

 

Even though they are of different parties, Amaechi and Wike have been battling for the control of Rivers, with the latter seeming to have things going his way of late.

 

After contesting the presidential ticket of the APC with him, President Bola Tinubu decided to work with Wike, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), during the election even making him a strong member of his cabinet.

 

Addressing newsmen at the end of the NWC meeting on Wednesday night in Abuja, the APC National Publicity Secretary, Barrister Felix Morka, said the caretaker committee would be chaired by Chief Tony Okocha, with Chief Eric Nwibani as secretary.

 

Other members of the Rivers APC caretaker committee to be inaugurated on Friday are Hon. Chibuike Ikenga, Prince Stephen Abolo, Hon. Silvester Vidin, Senibo Karibi Dan-Jumbo and Miss Darling Amadi.

 

It is noted that Okocha has been a strong supporter and political ally of Wike, who recently led a delegation of Wike’s loyalists on a courtesy visit to the APC National Chairman, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in Abuja, where he accused Amaechi of working against Tinubu in the last election.

 

He also demanded Tinubu not to appoint Amaechi’s loyalists into various positions in the current government, but that Wike should be reached directly

 

Morka explained that the caretaker committee is mandated to conduct a comprehensive and fresh electronic party registration of all members in the state.

 

“The caretaker committee subject to the directives of the NWC was entrusted with preparing for the conduct of congresses to facilitate the emergence of new executive committees for the party at various levels, extending from the ward to the state,” he added.

 

The APC spokesman said the caretaker committee has six months to deliver on its mandate

 

(Daily Trust)

 

 

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