While decrying the recent publication by Chief Eze .C. Eze, spokesman to the APC chairman in Rivers State, the party noted in press statement made available to Blank NEWS Online on Friday, January 24, 2014 that, “We hereby state categorically that the purported story is untrue, totally unfounded, baseless, mischievous, an errant nonsense and a figment of the writer’s imagination geared towards misleading the general public.
“We therefore call on our members in the state and the general public to disregard the said publication. We also use this medium to call on the leadership of the ALL PROGRESS CONGRESS (APC) in the state to call to order their “spin doctor” Chief Eze .c. Eze whose stock in trade is to peddle lies and misinform the general Public and Rivers people in particular.
“Finally, we wish to call on our members in the various wards in the 23 L.G.As to be steadfast in their mobilization and sensitization efforts in the on-going membership registration exercise and the forthcoming congresses.
Recall that a statement issued by Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, SSA Media and Public Affairs to the Interim State Chairman, APC Rivers State had on Sunday, January 19, 2014 alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, received and accepted into the APC fold, leaders and members of Princewill Political Associates (PPA) and the Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM).
The report says that Hon. Ugo Chinnah, an astute politician and a grass-root mobiliser, erstwhile Deputy Chairman and Director of Logistics of PPA and State Chairman, Membership Revalidation of PDM, led the 23 Local Government Chairmen of PDM and PPA and other key members of the State Excos of the two organistaions to the ceremony.
The delegation included Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, erstwhile Director of Media and Publicity of PPA and PDM; Comrade VisionPaul Thankgod Aluchi, Deputy Director of Youths; Chief Williams Ikhile, Director of Mobilisation; Donatus Ordu, Director of Finance; Comrade Chapp Jumbo, Director Of Research, Chief Uchenna Okokoba, Director of Non Indigenes and Chinedu Grant-Amadi, the Deputy Woman Leader.
Dr. Ikanya in his address had assured the decampees that they would be treated as joint founders of APC in Rivers State. “None of you should be intimidated by anybody or group as APC is big enough to accommodate anybody or group”.
The carnival-like ceremony was said to have held at the State Secretariat of APC situated along Forces Avenue, old GRA, Port Harcourt.