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Hand Over All Benefits Due Rivers State to Wike; Rivers APC To Tinubu


Hand Over All Benefits Due Rivers State to Wike; Rivers APC To Tinubu

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The All Progressives Congress, APC, has called on the former Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, to quickly move to the APC to lead the party in the state.

They party also congratulated President Bola Tinubu on his achievements in office so far, adding that he was prepared for the job and has not disappointed the party.

Former Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Government and a Chieftain of the APC in the state, Chief Tony Okocha, spoke in Port Harcourt yesterday after an expansive meeting of members of party in the state.

Okocha, who was the leader of the disbanded Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Organization and Independent Campaign Council of the party in Rivers State said Wike has the qualities that the APC needs to stand to win elections in the state.

Okocha said:
“APC in Rivers State is bleeding. It appears to us that leadership of PDP in Nigeria do not appreciate or understand the influence imbedded in Chief Nyesom Wike.

“We therefore call on Wike to come over to Macedonia, he should come over to APC and lead us. We did not want to hold this opinion under this roof that is why we called the press.”

Okocha called on President Tinubu to handover whatever benefit of appointment that it due Rivers State to Wike, adding that the former governor worked and should be rewarded.

He said the call was necessary following the role Wike played in the victory of Tinubu in the state, urging Tinubu to ignore those who abandoned him for their personal ambition in Rivers State.

“We hear that people are scheming that they will receive what is due Rivers State. We are here to reemphasize that leadership is as old as the creation. The leadership of APC in Rivers State have been at peace with Wike. When things were difficult, Wike obliged us.

“When Emefiele made it impossible for funds to move, somebody made it possible for us to get fund in Rivers State. There is different between demands and request. We demand things that are our right.

“Rivers State is one of the states that delivered Tinubu outrightly, we have the right of entitlements. Nobody should rob Peter to pay Paul. Our right should be handed over the Wike. We say so because we have confidence that as soon as it gets to him he knows that worked for Tinubu and it will get to us.”