The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State has dismissed claims that, Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation was attempting to bribe some APC members who dumped the party with the sum of N20m.
The Coordinator of APC’s non-indigenes in the state, Callistus Nwachukwu alleged that its former coordinator, Chief Uchenna Okokoba; the former vice chairman, Wole Agunbiade and former Secretary, Alhaji Yusuf Tanko who dumped the party were trying to blackmail the Minister with the alleged bribe story.
Nwachukwu insisted that the three former APC members resigned their membership of the party for selfish interest.
Speaking yesterday in Port Harcourt, the state capital, Nwachukwu said the three former officers should not be taken seriously.
He said, “On Saturday, our former coordinator, Chief Uchenna Okokoba; the former vice chairman, Wole Agunbiade; and the former Secretary, Alhaji Yusuf Tanko, went on air to announce the resignation of their portfolios and their membership of our great party, the APC, in Rivers State.
“Their resignation was unilateral. They did not consult the executive members of non-indigenes APC in Rivers State, the stakeholders, unit leaders and the elders of the party. We believe that their decision was borne out of their personal interest or for pecuniary reason.READ MORE