APC Speaks After Reports Emerged That It Received N2bn From Wike To Secure Tinubu's Victory In Rivers



Members of the PCC/ICC, under the platform of Tinubu/Shetima Grassroots Independent Campaign Council, TSG, said the APC did not receive any cash from the state governor.

Gov Nyesom Wike

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has debunked allegations that it received the sum of N2 billion from the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike to work for the victory of its Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

There were reports earlier in the state that the Governor of the state Wike had released over N2 billion to enable the APC to organise the presidential campaign in the state and work for electoral success.

A member of the Presidential Campaign Council and Independent Campaign Council of the APC, Chief Tony Okocha, had on Thursday, noted that the party got human and other resources from Wike, adding that the contributions aided the victory of the party at the presidential poll.

But, speaking in Port Harcourt yesterday, members of the APC, who also are members of the PCC/ICC, under the platform of Tinubu/Shetima Grassroots Independent Campaign Council, TSG, said the APC did not receive any cash from the state governor.

The leader of the Grassroots ICC, Augustine Wokocha, said Tony Okocha only spoke for himself, adding that the APC and people of the state worked in the interest of the candidate, adding that the victory could not be appropriated to any individual.

Wokocha noted that the of Bola Tinubu was a natural cause of the event following his pragmatism, stating that the credit for the victory of Tinubu belonged to the APC and the people of Rivers State who voted for the APC at the polls.

He said: “We state that the victory of our President-elect was a natural cause of event given his phenomenal pedigree as an astute politician per excellence, an administrator with an unmatchable track record of achievements foresight and bold visions. A Man reputed as a Mason of Men.

“It is important however to state that the credit for the victory of Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the APC in Rivers State belongs to all Rivers persons who turned out to vote for the candidate of our party and to the dynamic campaign structure that carried the message of Renewed Hope to all the nooks and crannies of Rivers State.

“We are not unmindful of the forces that coalesced to hand our President-Elect this Pan Nigeria victory at the polls and we trust in the incoming administration to fully demonstrate to every Nigerian that this vote of confidence shall never be misplaced or taken for granted. It is however insidious for any individual to appropriate the performance of APC in Rivers State during the just concluded presidential elections to anyone.”

Wokocha implore all Rivers people and members of the APC to vote for their preferred choices, adding that they would not vote for the candidate of the governor of the state, Siminialaye Fubara.

He said: “Rivers people should reject the call to vote for the governor’s preferred candidate. It is an extension of the rascality which the government of the day in the state stands for. We are democrats, we have our better opinions.

“We did not receive any money from Rivers State governor or the state. If he did we were not privy to it. We are not aware.

If he did is it the state’s money or his personal money? If it is the state money, the credit still goes back to the people because it is the People’s money that was used.''


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