- APC in Rivers state has accused Governor Nyesom of bribing lawmakers to defect to PDP
- The state government has however denied this allegation by the APC
- The state government described APC's claim as false, illogical and childish
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, in a statement by the state chairman, Ojukaye Flag-Amachree, has accused the state governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, of inducing APC lawmakers with N2.3 billion to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party.
Flag-Amachree, in a statement on Sunday, July 29, said the alleged N3.2 billion bribe given to the federal lawmakers who defected last week was a proof of the alleged reckless spending by the state administration, The Punch reports.
He said: “The reckless spending by Nyesom Wike is getting out of hand. Just two weeks ago, he spent N3.2bn to bribe House of Reps and Senate members to defect. That is how our money is being spent."
However, the Rivers state government has denied this allegation from the opposition party.
The state commissioner for information and communication, Emma Okah, said: “Ojukaye Flag-Amachree is illogical in his comments; he is childish in his appreciation of facts and has no discretion in telling lies. How would any man imagine that someone who is being beaten by the rain would have to be bribed before he seeks shelter?
“In case he does not know, the APC-led government at the centre has so suffocated Nigerians that there is no way many of them will not seek refuge elsewhere.
“It is important he comes to terms with the fact that the APC house is falling and that a lot of people are aware of it and so, the natural thing to do is to seek remedy, succour and protection elsewhere.
“That is exactly what many of them are doing and that clearly showed in the spate of defections we witnessed at the National Assembly and in some states of the federation. Mr Ojukaye has to face those realities and face them now.”
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari said he is not bothered by the mass defections currently being witnessed in the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He made the comment in response to a question posed to him during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Togo at the Nigerian Embassy, Lome on Sunday night, July 29.
Buhari reacts to APC senators' betrayal - on NAIJ.com TV: