The Deputy Governorship candidate of the African Action Alliance (AAC) in Rivers State, Akpo Bomba Yeah, has announced his resignation from the party and defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Recall that the party had been adopted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) after court ruled that the party (APC) could not field any candidate in the State.
Yeah in his resignation letter made available to newsmen on Monday alleged that the APC and the Minister for Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, who is the leader of APC in the state, had hijacked his party’s political structure in the State.
Yeah also advised the party’s governorship candidate to take a cue from him and liberate himself from the political slavery of Amaechi.
He said, “I write to most respectfully to notify of my resignation from the membership of the African Action Alliance (AAC) with effect from today, 25th March 2019 and subsequent defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“Please note also that by this notice, I cease to be the Deputy Governorship Candidate of our Party, the AAC, for the 2019 Governorship Election in Rivers State.
“Furthermore, the Rotimi Amaechi led faction of the APC is not letting in its determination to subvert the will of Rivers people and cause crisis in the State using the platform of our promising Party.
“In the circumstance, I cannot in all conscience continue to lend support to the selfish political venture of the Minister of Transportation, which does not mean well for the progress and development of the people of Rivers State.
“As a budding and promising politician, I also appeal to you to accept the reality of your crushing defeat and liberate yourself from being used by Rotimi Amaechi to cause unnecessary political crisis in our dear State.
“Thank you very much and please accept the assurances of my highest regards as always.’’