Three Core Loyalists Of Amaechi And Party Chieftains Dump APC In Rivers


…Gives insecurity, corruption as reasons

The gale of resignations in the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has remain unabated as three key members of the party including George Tolofari, a former Commissioner for Transportation in the administration of Rotimi Amaechi as governor of Rivers State have dumped the party.

Similarly, two other members of the party, namely, Briggs Augustine Kenneth and Hon Theodore George from the Akuku Toru Local Government Area of the state equally announced their resignations from the APC.

Tolofari, who was one of the governorship aspirants on the platform of the APC tendered his resignation from the party via a letter addressed to the APC chairman in Ward 12, Bonny Local Government Area.

In the letter, Tolofari noted that the APC came to power on the mantra of anti-corruption, justice and equity but, expressed dismay that everything it preached against held sway and even threaten the existence of the county.

Tolofari said that after reviewing the state of affairs of the APC-led government in the country, he had no option than to resign his membership of the APC in Rivers state.

He explained that joining the APC was based on his personal conviction, adding however that having reviewed the general state of affairs of the APC-led government in the country, he is no longer convinced of his continued stay in the party.

In his words; “The APC came on the mantra of anti-corruption, justice, equity and insecurity. But today that hope is dashed as insecurity, corruption and injustice stare us squarely in the face and threaten the very existence of our beloved country.

“To my dear leaders and die-hard party faithful in Bonny who see me as a role model and a loyal party man, I’m sorry to disappoint you by my decision. I guess I’m human after all, forgive me.

“My gratitude goes to my leader, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi and the party for the opportunity to serve the state and the party in the recent past.

“Although this is a very difficult and painful decision to make I believe it’s time to move on. Let me also take this opportunity to wish the APC all the best in the forthcoming elections in 2023,” he said.

Two other former Commissioners in the same administration of Amaechi, when he served as governor of Rivers State, Dame Ibim Semenitari (Information and Communications) and Dr Dawari George (Energy and Natural Resources) last week resigned their membership of the APC.

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