The Deputy Governorship candidate of the party adopted by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi for the Governorship election in Rivers state, African Action Alliance, AAC, Akpo Bomba Yeah has announced his resignation from the AAC and defection to the Peoples Democratic Party.
This is happening days after rumoured reports that bigwigs of the PDP in the state were making moves to lure Yeah with huge sums of money and other gifts.
Though the allegation has been denied, the AAC Deputy Governorship candidate has maintained his stance to leave the party.
Akpo Yeeh in a letter addressed to his Governorship candidate of AAC in Rivers state, Biopkomabo Awara said his resignation from the party was informed by alleged hijack of the party’s structure by the All Progressives Congress in the state.
While advising the Governorship candidate of AAC, Awara to liberate himself from Amaechi’s stronghold, Yeeh accused the Minister of Transportation of pursuing a selfish political agenda.
In the letter obtained by DAILY POST, Yeah says, “I write to most respectfully to notify of my resignation from the membership of the African Action Alliance (AAC) with effect from today, 25th March 2019 and subsequent defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“Please note also that by this notice, I cease to be the Deputy Governorship Candidate of our Party, the AAC, for the 2019 Governorship Election in Rivers State.
“My decisions were informed by the complete hijack of the structure and administration of our Party by a faction of the APC in Rivers State led by the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, for his personal political ambition.
“Furthermore, the Rotimi Amaechi led faction of the APC is not letting in its determination to subvert the will of Rivers people and cause crisis in the State using the platform of our promising Party.
“In the circumstance, I cannot in all conscience continue to lend support to the selfish political venture of the Minister of Transportation, which does not mean well for the progress and development of the people of Rivers State.
“As a budding and promising politician, I also appeal to you to accept the reality of your crushing defeat and liberate yourself from being used by Rotimi Amaechi to cause unnecessary political crisis in our dear State.
“Thank you very much and please accept the assurances of my highest regards as always.”