All Progressives Congress Leader and APC Legacy Projects Media Team Member, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze has criticized the appointment of Mr Tony Okocha as Tinubu State Campaign Coordinator. Rivers.
Eze described Okocha as “a skilled saboteur and anti-APC activist whose political maze and counter-party moorings clearly represent the antithesis of progressive party principles”.
In a press release issued Monday in Port-Harcourt, Eze said Chief Tony Okocha had been appointed Rivers State Coordinator of Bola Ahmed Tinubu Solidarity Vanguard BATS-Vanguard through a letter of introduction dated of August 10, 2022.
According to him,
the letter was signed by the leader of the group, Professor David Pam Yakubu and addressed to APC State Chairman, Chief Emeka Beke.
The letter further states that “We therefore seek your unwavering support for the President and the entire vanguard of your State to successfully solicit grassroots support for the Tinubu/Shettima ticket for the 2023 General Elections. “.
Eze said in his statement that: “Such a misguided introduction is a joke taken too far, noting that appointing a non-party member to fill sensitive positions and lead party loyalists smacks of blatant recklessness and blatant insensitivity. mingled with willful ill will on the part of certain individuals who are bent on usurping the party leadership in Rivers State in pursuit of their selfish private vendetta.
“Acknowledging a party critic and sworn enemy to coordinate APC affairs in the state is not just an insult but a joke taken too far and therefore unacceptable,” Eze said.
Chief Eze pointed out: “The fact that Rivers’ APC as a political family has suffered so much at the hands of Tony Okocha and his fellow collaborators and therefore it is unimaginable to bring him into a case of APC in Rivers State.
“The party has nothing to do with Tony Okocha, a vicious collaborator who colluded with Senator Abe and others to frustrate the party and ensure it never contests the 2019 general election in the United States. ‘Rivers State,’ he said.
He recalled that Tony Okocha’s last effort to mobilize his group dates back to the last party convention where he mobilized his group at the APC state headquarters to supposedly disrupt the party convention.
He said Okocha never saw anything good in Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi who is the leader of the party in the region so appointing such a person to coordinate one of the major party activities is not only an insult but to add salt to our insult.
“In this regard, if the leadership of Bola Ahmed Tinubu Solidarity Vanguard BATS-Vanguard, is really serious about seeking help from the party and its members in Rivers State, Eze said they should return to the party leadership to approve a genuine and honorable member. of the party to perform such a crucial and important function,” Eze said.