The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has disowned the new caretaker chairman, Tony Okocha, alleging that he is not a member of the party.
This was made known by the party publicity secretary in the state, Dalington Nwauju, while featuring on Channels TV’s program on Saturday.
Recall that the National Working Committee of the ruling APC had, on Friday, inaugurated members of the caretaker committee for the Rivers chapter of the party.
While Okocha was made chairman, Eric Nwibani was appointed Secretary of the seven-man caretaker committee.
However, during the interview, Nwauju alleged that Okocha worked against the party in Rivers State during the last election.
“He said, “As I speak to you, the number one person on the caretaker committee list is not a member of the APC. Tony Okocha left the party and joined forces with Magnus Abe against the party.
“Everybody in Rivers State is aware that the man never campaigned for any of the candidates of the APC in Rivers State.
“So how can a man who worked against the APC now turn around to lead the APC.
“Which of the APC is he going to lead? It is not about the person of Tony Okocha, but the legality of the action of Ganduje NWC.”
National Chairman of the party, Abdullahi Ganduje had, while inaugurating the committee, urged them to take over the state for APC ahead of the 2027 general elections.