Deputy Governorship Candidate Of African Action Congress, Rivers State Resigns
The Deputy Governorship candidate of African Action Congress (AAC) in Rivers State have resigned his candidature and defected to Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP). In a press release made available to The Nigerian Voice, CHIEF AKPO BOMBA YEEH stated among other reasons, the hijack of the party by the Minister of Transport, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi for his personal political advancement. Below is a copy of his resignation letter.
CHIEF AKPO BOMBA YEEH
DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE
AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS
RIVERS STATE, PORT HARCOURT
Engr. Biokpomabo Awara
Rivers State Governorship Candidate
Africa Action Alliance
Rivers State Chapter
NOTICE OF RESIGNATION OF MEMBERSHIP OF THE AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS
I write to most respectfully notify of my resignation from the membership of the African Action Alliance (AAC) with effect from today 25th March 2019 and subsequent defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Please note also that by this notice, I cease to be the Deputy Governorship Candidate of our Party, the AAC, for the 2019 Governorship Election in Rivers State.
My decisions were informed by the complete hijack of the structure and administration of our Party by a faction of the APC in Rivers State led by the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, for his personal political ambition.
Furthermore, the Rotimi Amaechi led faction of the APC is not letting in its determination to subvert the will of Rivers people and cause crisis in the State using the platform of our promising Party.
In the circumstance, I cannot in all conscience continue to lend support to the selfish political venture of the Minister of Transportation, which does not mean well for the progress and development of the people of Rivers State.
As a budding and promising politician, I also appeal to you to accept the reality of your crushing defeat and liberate yourself from being used by Rotimi Amaechi to cause unnecessary political crisis in our dear State.
Thank you very much and please accept the assurances of my highest regards as always.
Akpo Bomba Yeeh
Former AAC Deputy Governorship Candidate