The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), led by Abdullahi Ganduje, has officially dissolved the executive body of the Rivers state chapter of the party. In addition, the NWC has established a caretaker committee tasked with overseeing the organization of a congress for the election of new executives.
This decision comes after two months of expressed dissatisfaction by some party chieftains aligned with former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. Led by the state governorship candidate, Tonye Cole, these members lamented feeling sidelined, alleging that President Bola Tinubu had tacitly favored the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, and his supporters.
During a press conference at the party secretariat, the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Felix Morka, revealed that the committee’s inauguration would occur on Friday at the party secretariat. Notably, the announcement took a surprising turn as Morka, accompanied by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Duro Ladipo, disclosed the names of individuals considered loyal to Wike as members of the seven-man caretaker committee.
Morka specified, “The caretaker committee will have Chief Tony Okocha as chairman and Eric Nwibani as Secretary. The inauguration of the committee members will take place here at the party secretariat on Friday.” He further noted that the caretaker committee would serve for six months until new executive members of the Rivers APC are duly elected.