Rivers Governor to Dump PDP as APC Moves to Hand Over Party Structure to Wike, Dissolve Pro-Amaechi Exco Members

Governor Simi Fubara and FCT Minister Wike
FCT Minister Nyesom Wike and Governor Simi Fubara

Rivers State Governor Allegedly Contemplating Defection as APC Moves to Hand Over Party Structure to Wike, Dissolve Pro-Amaechi Exco Members.


In a surprising turn of events, the Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, is rumored to be considering defection from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). This speculation arises as the APC’s national leadership, led by Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, dissolved the troubled Rivers state Executive at all levels.

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The decision to dissolve the Rivers state Executive Committee was announced by APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Felix Morka, following a meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja. To oversee the party’s affairs in the state for the next six months, a seven-member Caretaker Committee has been appointed.

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The Caretaker Committee, believed to be composed of loyalists to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, , includes Chief Tony C. Okocha as Chairman, Chief Eric Nwibani as Secretary, Hon. Chibuike Ikenga, Prince Stephen Abolo, Hon. Silvester Vidin, Senibo Karibi Dan-Jumbo, and Miss Darling Amadi.


Mr. Morka revealed that the Caretaker Committee’s primary tasks include conducting a comprehensive and fresh electronic registration of all party members in the state. Furthermore, the committee is entrusted with preparing for congresses to facilitate the emergence of new Executive Committees at various levels, ranging from the ward to the state.

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The inauguration of the Caretaker Committee is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 24, 2023, at the Party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

The speculation regarding ’s potential defection adds a layer of intrigue to the unfolding political dynamics in Rivers State. As the APC takes decisive steps to restructure its chapter in the state, the political landscape in Rivers may witness significant shifts in the coming weeks. The inauguration of the Caretaker Committee will likely be a crucial moment in determining the direction of political affiliations and alliances in the state.




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