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Rivers: Fair-Weather Politicians – APC Group Warns Party Against 27 Lawmakers

rivers fair weather politicians apc group warns party against 27 lawmakers (via Primetweets)

Some members of the All Progressives Congress have warned the party to be wary of the Martins Amaewhule-led faction of the Rivers State House of Assembly for allegedly dumping the party.

The group under the aegis of the Concerned Members of the All Progressives Congress issued the warning on Friday.

Recall that in the wake of the political crisis currently rocking the state, some lawmakers led by the Speaker, Amaewhule dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for APC.

Amaewhule announced the defection of the 27 lawmakers on the floor of the House in December 2023.

However, Governor Siminalayi Fubara recently declared their seats vacant, insisting that their mode of defection was illegal.

According to reports, the lawmakers have made a U-turn, claiming that they are still members of the PDP.

Corroborating this, a Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt on Monday ruled that Amaewhule and the other 26 lawmakers are still PDP members.

Reacting, the APC group in a statement signed by its President, Ezegwu Thomas, warned the leadership of the party against taking the lawmakers, describing them as Fair-weather politicians.

The statement reads, “We are compelled to address a pressing matter that threatens the very fabric of our great party. Recent events have led us to sound a note of caution and vigilance to all loyal members of our party.”

“As you may be aware, some members of the Rivers State House of Assembly publicly defected from the PDP to our esteemed party. However, in a bizarre twist, they have since denied any affiliation with our party, leaving us with no choice but to categorize them as political prostitutes with no allegiance to any political organization.

“We view this development with great concern and warn our members to exercise extreme caution in dealing with these individuals. Their antecedents show a pattern of political opportunism, and we fear that their presence within our ranks could spell doom for our party’s unity and progress.

“We caution our members that these individuals, who have no qualms about denying their own party affiliation, will not hesitate to do the same to our party and even our esteemed President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu when it suits their interests. We must not let our guards down and allow such fair-weather politicians to infiltrate our ranks”.


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