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Rivers AAC Deputy Governor's Defection: Governorship candidate Biokpomabo Awara Breaks Silence, Says Gunmen After Him

By The Nigerian Voice
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Governorship candidate of African Action Congress (AAC), Biokpomabo Awara,has broken his silence since the news of his Deputy's defection to PDP. He did not mince his words in alleging threat to his life and that of his family.

He said this on Monday after his deputy, Chief Akpo Bomba Yeeh, defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In a chat with newsmen, Awara stated that gunmen were after him and his family.

“I saw my running mate’s resignation online. I have not received the resignation letter he claimed to have addressed to me. I do not know about Yeeh’s resignation”, he said.

“I have not received any resignation letter from my deputy. Christians the world over believe in fair play but Wike’s actions and reactions cast serious doubts on his sense of morality.

“Wike had earlier said the AAC was not a party to reckon with. It is shocking he could shamelessly use public funds meant for the development of Rivers State to shop for deputy governorship candidates of opposition parties.

“The same Rivers governor had earlier bought off the deputy governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Rivers State, despite existing provisions, which clearly show that deputies are part owners of joint tickets, who cannot be easily separated from their candidates, once they have appeared on the ballot.

“Despite the antics of Wike, Rivers people have obviously taken the position that the outgoing governor can no longer lead them.

“I won the March 9 governorship election. Whatever INEC plans to do, the Rivers people will resist attempts to steal their mandate.”