The Rivers State Deputy Governorship Candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) , Chief Akpo Bomba Yeeh has withdrawn from the 2019 Rivers State Governorship Election , defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP).
Addressing journalists at his house in Port Harcourt on Monday, Chief Yeeh mentioned the explanation for his decision is for him to affix fingers with Governor Wike to maneuver Rivers State ahead.
He mentioned: “After due consultations with my fast household, associates and supporters, I Chief Akpo Bomba Yeeh, the Deputy Governorship of the AAC for the 2019 Governorship election hereby resign my membership of the AAC and announce my defection to the PDP to affix fingers with Governor Wike to maneuver the state ahead “.
He added: “I used to be the Deputy Governorship Candidate of the AAC in Rivers State up until today 25th March, 2019 , once I determined to withdraw my candidature and resign from the celebration with fast impact.
“The March 9 , Governorship election in Rivers State has been misplaced and received; misplaced by my celebration, African Action Congress (AAC) and its Candidate, Engineer Biokpomabo Awara and undoubtedly and overwhelmingly received by the Governor of Rivers State, the candidate of PDP, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike “.
He mentioned that regardless of the interference of the safety businesses, Rivers people stood their floor and voted for Governor Wike.
He mentioned: “The collated outcomes additional confirmed that opposite to the false declare of fictitious lead by the AAC/APC alliance, the PDP overwhelmingly received all of the elections in 18 out of the 19 LGAs, culminating within the declaration and return of the celebration 26 House of Assembly Constituencies by the Constituency Returning Officers.
“This truth was confirmed on the 13th of March 2019, when INEC said, as a matter of truth, that it had in it’s protected custody collated outcomes for 17 Local Government Areas in addition to the declaration of the PDP Candidates for 21 State Constituencies.
“The outcome of the elections on March 9, 2019 clearly showed the preference of the people of Rivers State. Even the blind can see and the deaf can hear the echo that Rivers people overwhelmingly voted to stick with Governor Wike for the next four years to encourage him to continue with the good works”.
The Former Deputy Governorship Candidate of the AAC knowledgeable that the Minister of Transportation compelled him to signal an un-dated letter of resignation to be efficient after their anticipated inauguration.
“I used to be compelled to signal an un-dated letter of resignation because the Deputy Governor of Rivers State to pave means for Rotimi Amaechi to appoint one other particular person as Deputy Governor.
“These were slavish conditions for any rational politician worth his name to accept, but I pretended to play along because doing otherwise at that time would have been too dangerous for the safety of my life, given Rotimi Amaechi’s desperation to remove Governor Wike from office and install his stooge in the person of Engr Awara against all odds”.
He mentioned that although the AAC Campaign was by no means severe and by no means campaigned for the workplace of the place of Governor of Rivers State, Amaechi in the course of the adoption of the celebration, mentioned that he would fund the elections and do every little thing underneath the solar to provide AAC victory on the polls.
He mentioned: “Amaechi disclosed to us that he had already assembled security personnel drawn from the Nigerian Army, the Police, DSS and FSARS to provide adequate security cover and enablement for members of the AAC and APC to effectively rig the Governorship election and have us declared as winners on March 9 , 2019”.
He said that the adoption and promise to ship AAC was with situations that conferred de facto governance on the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
Chief Yeeh outlined the situations: “First, he (Amaechi) should be the one to nominate 90 p.c of all political workplace holders, together with commissioners, Special Advisers, and chairmen and members of Government Agencies and parastatals.
“Second, he should be the one to appoint and produce all of the 23 Local Government Council Chairmen and different principal officers of the councils.
“We, that is, Engr Awara and my humble self must consult and take instructions from him on all financial, policy and fiscal matters, as well as award and payment of all contracts and other financial transactions upon inauguration as Governor and Deputy Governor of the state”.
He added: “As a working towards Christian, I’ve come to the conclusion that the actions and determined makes an attempt by Amaechi and the AAC/APC alliance to rig the Governorship and State Assembly elections in Rivers State are each morally and legally improper, reprehensible and inimical to the collective curiosity of the people of Rivers State.
“The Almighty God is not going to forgive me if I proceed to lend my assist to Rotimi Amaechi’s perfidy in opposition to the democratic rights of the people of Rivers State to freely elect their very own leaders “.
He condemned the Minister of Transportation for unleashing violence on Rivers people in his failed try to rig the 2019 Rivers Governorship election.
The Former Deputy Governorship Candidate of AAC said that he has knowledgeable Engr Awara in writing of his withdrawal and resignation from the Governorship race and the AAC.