A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former member of the House of Representatives, Chidi Wihioka, has resigned his membership from the party.
He said his decision to resign from the All Progressives Congress was as a result of the high-handedness of one man who, according to him, believes he owns the party.
Wihioka stated this in a letter addressed to the APC chairman in his ward (Elele Ward 3) in Rivers State.
His resignations came barely 24 hours after a former acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Dame Ibim Semenitari, resigned from the party.
Wihioka, who is an ally to Senator Magnus Abe, represented the Ikwerre/Emuoha Federal Constituency in the green chamber of the National Assembly.
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The statement read in part, “I wish to officially inform you of my resignation from the All Progressives Congress, APC.
“My decision was taken based on the high-handedness of one man who thinks and believes that he owns the party in Rivers State and his refusal to allow peace (to) reign in the party by giving everyone in the party equal level playing ground.
“I will announce my next political party when I have found a suitable political one to join.
“Nevertheless, my decision will not affect my support for the presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as I will always drum support for him anywhere I find myself.”
The recent gale of defections from prominent politicians, most of whom served in various capacities in the state and the national level under Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi as governor, has raised concerns amongst politicians and several quarters.
Other known politicians in the state who recently dumped the party are a former member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Dawari George, and a former member of the State House of Assembly, Golden Chioma.