The former Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, Ogbonna Nwuke, has announced his departure from the party.
Nwuke, who made this known during a press briefing in Port Harcourt, said he dumped the All Progressive Congress because his Etche Local Government Area had not benefitted from the change agenda of the All Progressive Congress, whether in the state or at the federal level.
Nwuke who resigned his position as the spokesman of the River State chapter of the All Progressive Congress last week, said he left the party because of inequality in the sharing of appointments. He said this in an interview with newsmen in Port Harcourt.
Nwuke, who served as Commissioner for Information and Communications during the first tenure of Rotimi Amaechi as Governor of Rivers State, decried the injustice mated out to his Etche ethnic nationality in Rivers State.
He said, “For more than six years, we have not seen the change that they promised us. They have not considered us worthy of any appointment except an assistant to the NDDC Managing Director.
“In the 23 Local Government Areas of Rivers state, Etche is empty when it comes to sharing of appointments. I cannot stand the frustration staring my people in the face.
“We have waited for the past six years and we have not been found worthy for any appointment. It is time to step aside from the All Progressive Congress APC.
Nwuke who was a former Reps member, representing the people of Omuma/Etche Constituency said he had not officially joined any party but hinted that the country only had two political parties, even as his political destination would be revealed.
However, Ogbonna Nwuke noted that his agitation for leaving the party was different from that of former Rivers South-East Senator, Magnus Abe.
Recall that last week we brought you reports that the former Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, Ogbonna Nwuke, resigned his position