Rivers APC Spokesman Nwuke Resigns

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Less than two weeks to the party’s much awaited state congress, spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Chief Ogbonna Nwuke, has resigned.

Nwuke, a former member of the House of Representatives, in a September 19, 2021 letter addressed to the leadership of the party, said that his decision to quit his position as party’s spokesperson “is strictly personal.”

“We believe that our assignment here has been done. We came at a time of great internal strife, when there was a strong need to effectively connect with the party’s many audiences”, the statement said.

He added: “Everything that has a beginning has an end. It is time to move on, and time to concentrate on other things of great interest.

“We want to thank our colleagues, specifically statutory members of the party for the confidence they reposed in us at a critical time in the midst of our collective struggle. We benefitted immensely from their moral support, goodwill and encouragement.

“Let me add that while we wait on our Creator and what the future holds for us, we did everything within our power to deliver on the mandate that we were given.”

Recall that Governor Nyesom Wike, Senator Magnus Abe and Chief Nwuke were, the same day in 2007, appointed to serve in the Amaechi administration.

While Wike served as Chief of Staff in the administration, Abe served as Secretary to the State Government, while Nwuke was named the Director of Press Affairs to the Governor.

Nwuke’s exit as spokesperson of the APC is already generating mixed reactions amongst Rivers people, sons and daughters of Etche, and members of the political party class.

A source within the party leadership said there are fears that Nwuke, who was also an information commissioner in the state, may be on his way out of the party.

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