The Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of All Progressives Congress, APC, Rivers State, Chief Tony Okocha, has downplayed claims that President Bola Tinubu handed over the party’s structure to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike.
Okocha said Tinubu will not hand over the party’s structure to Wike because the minister is not a member of the APC.
He said Wike has not indicated any interest to leave the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Speaking on a live radio programme in Port Harcourt on Monday, Okocha said,
“If you are talking about an alliance, I aligned with Nyesom Wike and I am still aligning with him.
“The issue of handing over the party to Nyesom Wike; he is not a member of the APC for crying out loud and everybody knows that he is a staunch founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“He has boasted times without number that he has benefited a lot from the PDP and that he was not in a hurry to leave the party. I am not aware; he hasn’t mentioned it to me and he has not mentioned it to anybody.
“Of course, he is not a man that will hide a decision like that from Nigerians. If Wike wishes at any time to enter any other political party different from the PDP, Nigerians will hear; Nigerians will know.
“So, as we speak, he is a staunch member of the Peoples Democratic Party. For anybody to assume that the President is handing over APC structure to a PDP member, that person will be missing the point.”
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