Ikuru’s Reasons For Defection Shocking -AmaechiFeatured, Latest News, Nigeria 2015 Election Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
Rivers state governor, Chibuike Amaechi says the reasons given by the deputy governor Tele Ikuru for dumping the All Progressives Congress (APC) are shocking adding that the deputy has consistently been the second in command in politics of the state.
A statement issued by the Commissioner of Information and Communications, Mrs Ibim Semenitari added that the defection of the deputy governor is still unofficial because he is yet to brief the governor.
The statement reads in full:
“The Rivers State Governor Rt. Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has only this evening received the news of the resignation of his Deputy Governor Engr Tele Ikuru from the All Progressives Congress (APC)
“Whilst the news remains unofficial at this time, as the Deputy Governor is yet to notify His Excellency the Governor of his move, Governor Amaechi however wishes Engr Ikuru all the best in his future political endeavours.
“He however wishes to note that the reasons adduced by Engr Ikuru are shocking as Deputy Governor lkuru has consistently been the one driving political activities in his local government area of Andoni. He has also been the second in command driving politics and governance in Rivers state.
“On a personal note, Governor Amaechi has accorded Engr Ikuru all the privileges and respect due the office of the Deputy Governor and has treated him with love as a friend and brother.
“Though the Governor had hoped that the numerous rumours of Engr Ikuru’s double-faced membership of the APC and open romance with the PDP were not true, he however appreciates the fact that every individual has a right to pursue his political dreams, as he deems most appropriate.
“It is however regrettable that Engr Ikuru has chosen the dishonourable path of bare faced lies and name calling rather than the more honourable path of simply retracing his steps to where he has always been.”
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