The Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Engineer Tele Ikuru has dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC and crossed over to join the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Announcing his defection in Port Harcourt some few days to the 2015 Presidential Election, Ikuru said his defection was based on his discovery that the APC “is a party of rebels, insurgents and anarchists clothed in robes of pretence and deceit”.
In the address of declaration of defection tagged “A call on the Conscience of the People of Rivers State, he explained that he joined and followed Governor Amaechi in December 2013 who he called his boss and friend out of extreme loyalty to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) along with other then disillusioned Rivers People.
Excerpts of Ikiru’s letter to the people stated,”Ever since, as the true nature and motives of APC are unveiled, I have continued to twist and turn in extreme mental and emotional agony. The more I struggle to belong,the more the Rivers man in me rejects the APC. After carefully studying, interacting and analyzing the leadership of the party, I have come to the sad conclusion that the APC is a party of rebels, insurgents and anarchists, clothed in robes of pretense and deceit. APC is a party founded on deception and it thrives on unholy propaganda and falsehood.”
“I therefore, on behalf of my teaming supporters, and my humble self denounce the APC and we all jointly and severally resign our membership of the APC.”he disclosed.
“My dear people of Rivers State, we of this generation will not in good conscience expect forgiveness and compassion from our forebears, posterity, and the spirit of our unborn generations if it is recorded in the annals of history that after 48 Years of Rivers people supporting leaders from all other parts of this country with our votes and resources, we were the same that witch hunted and hounded down the very first ever President from this region, granted us by providence. I wash my hands off this treachery.”Ikiru submitted.
He thereafter enjoined the Rivers people and especially his Supporters to in the light of his confession join hands with other well meaning Nigerians to massively vote for President Goodluck Jonathan and the Transformation Agenda . that according to him has brought so much relief and succor to the greatest number of Nigerians.
Ikiru also urged all Rivers people to vote for Chief Nyesom Wike who has shown by his antecedents, track records and boundless capabilities that he will deliver good governance to the People of Rivers State.