Rotimi Amaechi ‘He’s a liar,’ Governor says in reaction to deputy’s defection to PDP

Mr Ikuru announced his defection to the ruling party on Sunday, March 22, saying that the “APC is a party of rebels, insurgents and anarchists, clothed in robes of pretence and deceit.”

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Former Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi

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Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has reacted to the defection of his deputy, Tele Ikuru to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Mr Ikuru announced his defection to the ruling party on Sunday, March 22, saying that the “APC is a party of rebels, insurgents and anarchists, clothed in robes of pretence and deceit.”

Amaechi’s response was contained in a statement released by State Commissioner for Information, Ibim Semenitari below.

It reads:

"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.”

“Whilst the news remains unofficial at this time as the Deputy Governor is yet to notify His Excellency the Governor of this 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 and has 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 brother.”

“Though the Governor had hoped that the numerous rumors 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 barefaced lies and name-calling rather than the more honourable path of simply retracing his steps to where he has always been.”

Ikuru had also accused the APC of being party founded on deception and it thrives on unholy propaganda and falsehood.

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