The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has continued to deepen as a former governorship aspirant, Prince Tonye Princewill has resigned his membership of the party.
Princewill announced his resignation in a letter he personally signed and addressed to the ward chairman of the APC in Ward 3 in Buguma Asari Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Princewill cited the choice of the “Muslim-Muslim” presidential ticket by the party as his reason for resigning.
He also said he cannot defend the choice of a Muslim to deputize another Muslim, “especially at a time like this, against all protestations from well-meaning Nigerians, across religious and political divides”.
In the letter, Princewill said he “cannot argue for equity in my state and defend inequity in my country”, saying even if the APC wins the presidential election, “it sets a very wrong precedent, totally insensitive and will prove bad for good governance”.
He further argued that President Muhammadu Buhari “resisted the same temptation and chose a little known Osinbajo and won”, stressing that the action of Bola Ahmed Tinubu means that “a Northern Christian has no electoral value”.
He however expressed his appreciation to the former Minister of Transportation Chibuike Amaechi for all his effort in the party.
In the same vein, another member of the party, King Gboms has also resigned his membership from the party.
Gboms in a letter addressed to his ward leader in unite 10 Rumeme, Obio Akpor Location Government Area of Rivers State, accused the leader of the party in the state, Rotimi Amaechi of high-handedness, adding that there is no internal democracy in the party.
Gboms also accused the former transportation minister of always imposing candidate on the people of Rivers State without allowing for public opinion, noting that development cannot strive under the Rotimi Amaechi.
He also expressed honor for his contribution to the development of the party in Rivers State.