A former governorship aspirant under the All Progressives Congress, APC, party Prince Tonye Princewill has become the latest member of the party to leave the party joining a queue of massive resignations which has since come since the Presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu announced a Muslim running mate for the Presidential race.
Princewill had also made this announcement while he made his resignation in a letter he personally signed and addressed to the ward chairman of the APC in Ward 3 in Buguma Asari Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The former APC chieftain identified the choice of the “Muslim-Muslim” presidential ticket by the party as his reason for resigning, adding that he cannot defend the choice of a Muslim to deputize another Muslim “, especially at a time like this, against all protestations from well-meaning Nigerians, across religious and political divides”.
In the letter, Princewill said he “cannot argue for equity in my state and defend inequity in my country”, saying even if the APC wins the presidential election, “it sets a very wrong precedent, totally insensitive and will prove bad for good governance”.
He further argued that President Muhammadu Buhari “resisted the same temptation and chose a little known Osinbajo and won”, stressing that the action of Bola Ahmed Tinubu means that “a Northern Christian has no electoral value”.
He however expressed his appreciation to the former Minister of Transportation Chibuike Amaechi for all his effort in the party.
Chidi Frank Wihioka, who is a well known Statesman in Rivers State and a former member of the Rivers State House of Representatives has joined the ranks of members quitting the All Progressives Congress APC, in Rivers State while citing ill treatment.
Wihioka who had belonged to the Senator Magnus Abe faction of Rivers APC had openly indicated thathe is dumping the party in a letter he addressed to APC Chairman, of his Ward 3 ,Elele, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Wihioka, unlike others, is the first to state point-blank in his resignation letter the reasons he is leaving the party.
He said he is leaving APC because of “highhandedness of one who thinks and believes that he owns the party in Rivers State and his refusal to allow peace reign in the party by giving everyone in the party equal level playing ground”. It was believed that he was referring to Rotimi Amaechi, former Minister of Transportation and presidential aspirant of the party is Leader of the party in the State.
He, however, stated that he will support Bola Ahmed Tinubu ,BAT, Presidential bid under the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Wihioka, hails from Elele in Ikwerre Local Government Area, Rivers State, a neighbourhood of Ubima, the community where Amaechi also hails from.
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