Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Tele Ikuru, has dumped his boss, Rotimi Amaechi in the All Progressives Congress (APC) and defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Ikuru, who has been Governor Amechi’s deputy since 2007, declared his defection on Sunday, six days to the general elections.
He has been campaigning for the APC along with Amaechi until he declared his defection.
The deputy governor, in a statement, described the APC as a party of “rebels, insurgents and anarchists clothed in the robes of pretence and deceit.”
He added that the more he struggled to belong to the APC, the more the Rivers man in him rejected the party.
Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Ibim Semenitari, said that Amaechi “wishes him all the best in his future political endeavours.”
She however said in a statement that the governor was shocked by the reasons adduced by the deputy governor for his decision to dump the APC.
“He however wishes to note that the reasons adduced by Engr. Ikuru are shocking as deputy governor lkuru has consistently been the one driving political activities in his local government area of Andoni and has been the second in command driving politics and governance in Rivers state.
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