The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has dissociated itself from the planned visit of President-Elect, Bola Tinubu to the state today May 3. The state governor, Nyesom WIke on Tuesday, May 2, declared a public holiday in the state to give the residents of the state the opportunity to give Tinubu a rousing welcome.
In a statement on Tuesday, May 2, the spokesperson of APC in the state, Darlington Nwauju, described the visit as private and on the invitation of Governor Wike. He added that the visit has nothing to do with the APC in the state.
“We challenge the Governor being an outgoing governor (Mr Wike) to play less divisive politics and exercise restraint in planting seeds of discord amongst opposition political parties. We are aware that the governor has been working so hard to paint a false perception of the collapse of the APC structure in Rivers State even when he had in previous well-documented interviews vowed never to have anything to do with a “cancer party (APC),” Nwauju said
Governor Wike who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), fell out with leaders of his party and has been very cordial with Tinubu.