Pro-Amaechi Lawmaker Moves To Wike’s Camp

photoFollowing Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State and some G7 governors defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the chief whip and one of the 27 pro-Amaechi lawmakers, Igbani Ikunyi, has decamped to the Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike’s camp.

This is even as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state has vowed that it would not allow the flag of Governor Amaechi’s party, All Progressives Congress (APC) anywhere in the state.

Ibani, who is the lawmaker representing Andoni Constituency in the Assembly, made this known on Sunday during local government area and ward executives inauguration and thanksgiving of the Grassroots Development Initiatives (GDI) held in Ogu.

According to Ibani, he represented the conscience of politics and had taken a firm decision.

He said, “I represent the conscience of politics. When a lion moves, it moves with its tail.”

Meanwhile, shortly after Ibani announced his exit, PDP chairman, Felix Obuah, said that more Assembly members had consulted him, expressing their apology and demanding to be readmitted, while accusing Amaechi of recruiting thugs to destroy PDP signposts.

“Eight of them have come asking that we should admit them back; that they have been suffering. Chief Whip is leading the group of eight of them I had meeting with. We will meet to consider them.”

Meanwhile, the PDP has declared it would ensure that APC shortlived in the state.

In their separate speeches at the event, the state party chairman, Felix Obuah, Wike, national deputy chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus, Senator George Sekibo, a former transport minister, Abiye Sekibo, factional Assembly Speaker, Evans Bipi, and many others, stressed that the governor would not use Rivers money to fund APC.

Source: Leadership


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