AAC Dep. Gov'ship Candidate Exposes Plots Against Rivers People
True to the saying that nothing placed on nullity can ever stand, so the efforts of the African Action Congress (AAC) to disrupt the 2019 Governorship election in the State have continued to crumble one after the other.
Consequently, the Deputy Governorship candidate of the party in the 2019 general elections, Chief Akpo Bomba Yeeh, has resigned his membership of the party.
Chief Yeeh has also distanced himself from all alleged plots aimed at using the AAC to perpetuate evil in the State.
In a letter dated March 25, 2019, Chief Yeeh formally wrote to his governorship candidate, Engr. Biokpomabo Awara, informing him of his decision to quit the party.
In like manner, Chief Yeeh in a four page affidavit at a Port Harcourt High Court dated 25th March, announced his defection to the PDP.
The former AAC Dep. Governorship candidate in the affidavit of defection said that it was only on 6th March, 2019, a few days to the Governorship election that Rotimi Amaechi, the Transportation Minister, and leader of his faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the State during an APC rally held at Eleme, formally announced the adoption of Engr. Biokpomaba Awara and himself' as the Governorship and Deputy Governorship candidates to be supported and voted for by all members of the APC in Rivers State during the Governorship election scheduled for Saturday, 9th March, 2019.
Among other promises of Amaechi to them, according to Chief Yeeh were that all security agencies in the country, particularly the Nigerian Army, DSS, Police and FSARS will provide them with adequate security cover and protection to enable them rig and manipulate the electoral process in favour of their party, AAC in the State.
Rotimi Amaechi however added some conditions to the favour, Chief Yeeh stated, which according to him were disturbing.
These include the following:
That the APC-led by the Minister himself is to appoint 90% of all the Commissioners, Advisers and other government appointees if the AAC is returned elected and inaugurated on the 29th of May, 2019.
That he (Amaechi) would produce all the 23 Local Government Council Chairmen and other principal officers of the councils.
That both the Governor and the deputy (himself) would be bonded to take instructions from him on all policy and fiscal matters etc.
Chief Bomba Yeeh said since then he had never been at peace with himself especially in light of the massive killings and destructions that characterized the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections which left him with a deep sense of guilt and painful scar on his conscience.
He alleged that the planned disruption of collation of results at the State Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was the handiwork of the Transportation Minister, Chibuike Amaechi who had assured them that the Army, DSS and FSARS would do so in order to make it impossible for INEC to announce the results and declare winners.
“It's in light of all these and particularly, the AAC in Rivers State has surrendered its independence as a political party completely to the Transportation Minister, that I have resolved to defect from the AAC to the PDP which is the only party that means well for the people of Rivers State,” Chief Yeeh declared.