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Fear Grips Oyo APC As NWC Dissolves Rivers State Executives, ‘Oyo No Be Rivers’ – APC Member


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced the dissolution of the Executive Committee of the party in Rivers State.

The party also announced the constitution of a Caretaker Committee to undertake the electronic registration of its members in the state starting from ward and local government levels.

According to Sahara Reporters, The Caretaker Committee led by Chief Tony Okocha, is reportedly drawn from mostly loyalists of the immediate past governor of Rivers State.

The development may not sit well for Rotimi Amaechi, former minister of Transportation and his faction in the party, including Tonye Cole, governorship candidate of the party in the last general elections.

The duo may be forced out of the party in Rivers, sources said.

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Barrister Felix Morka, who announced the decision of the party’s National Working Committee said the dissolution of the party’s executive committee was in the overall interest of the party adding that dissolution of the Rivers State Executives of the Party cut across all levels of the party, ward, LGA and State.

Morka read out the Party’s decision signed by the National Chairman, Abdullahi Ganduje and Deputy National Secretary, Festus Fuanter.

He disclosed that the Caretaker Committee is mandated to conduct a comprehensive and fresh electronic party registration of all members in the State.

He said “The Caretaker Committee subject to the directives of the NWC was entrusted with preparing for the conduct of congresses to facilitate the emergence of new Executive Committees for the Party at various levels, extending from the ward to the State.

“The Caretaker Committee will be inaugurated on Friday, 24th November 2023 at the Party’s National Secretariat, Abuja. Other members of the committee are, Chief Eric Nwibani (Secretary), Hon. Chibuike Ikenga, Prince Stephen Abolo, Hon. Silvester Vidin, Senibo Karibi Dan-Jumbo and Miss Darling Amadi.

In Oyo State, two former National Assembly members of the All Progressives Congress who spoke with Goalpoacher News on Wednesday night noted that the National Working Committee of the party is expected to officially announce the dissolution of the State Working Committee of the party after the inauguration of Rivers caretaker Committee.

The ex-lawmakers who are now in the camp of Bayo Adelabu, the Minister of Power said the core progressives are on the verge of taking total control of the party structure from the conservatives who hijacked the party in 2021 which led to failure of the party in 2023 gubernatorial election.

A member of the State Working Committee of the party from Oke Ogun zone who spoke on the moves by the Accord returnees to take over the party structure said any move to truncate the Omodewu’s led executives will be the last straw that breaks the camel’s back.

According to him, “any attempt to try such will spell doom for the party in Oyo State.

“We’ll resist any attempt to dissolve our validly elected executives and impose caretaker on us, Oyo no be Rivers.”

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