Ahead of the Governorship Primaries of the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the Former Rivers Governor Chibuike Amaechi and current Minister of Transportation has Secretly endorsed Bussiness Man Tonye Cole as the Party’s governorship standard bearer.
At the centre of the raging storm rocking the APC and threatening to tear it apart, are the Minister of Transportation and former governor of the state, Chibuike Amaechi; Senator Magnus Abe, representing Rivers South East Senatorial district; and the party’s governorship candidate in 2015 and director general of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside.
PUO REPORTS gathered that the Minister endorsed Cole for the Party’s ticket ahead of the Governorship election in the state to compensate him over the Billions of Monies he had donated to the Party.
Amaechi’s choice of Cole, who no doubt has carved a niche for himself in the oil industry, has triggered uproar within the party. Sources in the party maintained that the APC is now polarised.
On one side of the divide are those who think that the only way to stem the rancour and acrimony within the party is to allow internal democracy to determine who gets the governorship ticket.
Most Supporters of the Director General of NIMASA Dr Dakuku Peterside are already worried over the endorsement of Cole whom they described as a Political Neophyte in the Politics of Rivers State.