The Deputy Governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in Rivers State, Akpo Bomba Yeeh, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a letter personally written to Biokpomabo Awara, his running mate, the Governorship candidate of the AAC, on Monday, Yeeh also announced his resignation from the African Action Congress (AAC).
According to him, his decision to exit the party was predicated upon what he described as “a complete hijack of the structure and administration of our Party by a faction of the APC in Rivers State led by the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, for his personal political ambition”.
He advised the Governorship candidate of the party not to allow himself be used by Amaechi to cause political crisis in Rivers state.
Read the full letter:
“I write to most respectfully notify of my resignation from the membership of the African Action Alliance (AAC) with effect from today 25th March 2019 and subsequent defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“Please note also that by this notice, I cease to be the Deputy Governorship Candidate of our Party, the AAC, for the 2019 Governorship Election in Rivers State.
“My decisions were informed by the complete hijack of the structure and administration of our Party by a faction of the APC in Rivers State led by the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, for his personal political ambition.
“Furthermore, the Rotimi Amaechi-led faction of the APC is not letting up in its determination to subvert the will of Rivers people and cause crisis in the State using the platform of our promising Party.
“In the circumstance, I cannot in all conscience continue to lend support to the selfish political venture of the Minister of Transportation, which does not mean well for the progress and development of the people of Rivers State.
“As a budding and promising politician, I also appeal to you to accept the reality of your crushing defeat and liberate yourself from being used by Rotimi Amaechi to cause unnecessary political crisis in our dear State.
“Thank you very much and please accept the assurances of my highest regards as always.”
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