The alleged plot is the butt of discussions smong major stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 20 wards of Port Harcourt City council area (PHALGA) of Rivers State .
They have accused Governor Nyesom Wike of desperately lobbying to join the APC, since the former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is not allowing him (Wike) to take over the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Sources revealed that ‘the foot-soldier’ of Wike in APC, is Igo Aguma, a two-term member of the House of Representatives, who hails from Ward 2 of PHALGA,
He is said to be a mole and a traitor, who had been pursuing personal interest of Wike ,underground.
Interestingly, the Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, a former Rivers governor, is also fighting Wike’s moves.
Amaechi foot soldiers too are saying..Aguma’s plot to prepare groung for Wike is ill-conceived and malicious.
” Igo Aguma is against the leader of APC in Rivers State (Amaechi) and the APC. We wish to state that, we hereby disown Aguma, Lasbry Amadi and their cohorts.
“We know as a fact that the Minister for Transportation has favoured Aguma in the areas of political appointments, contracts and financial support. It beats our imagination that the same Aguma will unleash such attacks on his benefactor (Amaechi) on the pages of newspapers.
“Aguma’s sojourn and success in politics were made possible by the Minister for Transportation through his appointment as the Commissioner for Sports in Dr. Peter Odili’s government. Aguma’s commissionership slot, otherwise known as ‘compensation slot,’ was given to his father, the late Sir Emmanuel Wonukwuru Aguma. Aguma’s presence in the 5th and 6th National Assembly as a member of the House of Representatives was also made possible by Amaechi, whom he now desperately seeks to destroy.
“Aguma has nothing to offer other than his desperation to destroy the APC in Rivers State, to pave way for his sponsor, Governor Nyesom Wike, who is desperately lobbying to join and take over the APC in Rivers State, which machinations we are now determined to nip in the bud.
“Aguma’s penchant for betrayal, insubordination and disloyalty to party leadership is legendary and dates back to the 2011 general elections, which ultimately led to his replacement by Hon. Ken Chikere. Rt. Hon. Amaechi remains the leader of APC in Rivers State, as severally acknowledged by Aguma and his cohorts.”