Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has denied bribing Akpo Bomba Yeeh, the deputy governorship candidate of African Action Congress (AAC), with N200m in order to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Concise News reports that Yeeh announced his resignation from the AAC in a letter sent to the governorship candidate of AAC in Rivers state, Biopkomabo Awara.
He explained that he took the decision as a result of the alleged hijack of the party’s structure by a faction of the APC in the state.
Yeeh he accused the faction of using the AAC as a platform to subvert the will of the people and causing a crisis in Rivers.
He also alleged that the leadership of the APC faction assured them of victory at all cost, even though his former party did not print posters or field any candidates for the national and state assembly polls.
Yeeh said his resignation from AAC and subsequent defection to PDP followed due consultations with his immediate family, friends, and supporters.
However, Speaking through Emma Okah, his Commissioner for Information and Communications, in a statement, Wike denied giving Yeeh N200million to defect to the PDP.
The statement read: “The allegation that Governor Wike gave AAC’s deputy governorship candidate, Akpo Yeeh, N200million is not correct; it is untrue and it is absolute nonsense.
“Chief Yeeh is a respected elder from Ogoni Kingdom and his action by removing himself from being used to destabilise Rivers State and cause pain to the people is commendable.
“Everything is not about money, as there are lots of good people around. We should commend him (Yeeh) for taking the bold and historic step, instead of calling him names.
“Future generations of our people will remember the moral lesson of his present actions.”