A member of the defunct Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council in Rivers State and chieftain of the party, Iyke Ejie says APC would not have won the presidential election in the state if not for Nyesom Wike.
Ejie in a statement said when the chips were down, Wike threw his weight behind Ahmed Tinubu.
He also called on the public to disregard negative reports by some leaders of the party against Chief, Tony Okocha whom he described as the real and authentic Rivers APC leader.
“If not for Wike’s support, the APC wouldn’t have won in the state. When the chips were down, the governor threw his weight behind Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who had more political spread and acceptability,” he said.
“Remember, he led the G-5 governors who stood by equity, fairness and inclusiveness and insisted on a president from the southern extraction who, against all odds, delivered President Tinubu, which Mr President himself acknowledged when he came to Rivers State for a ‘thank you’ visit.
“Let me state without mincing words, the public should disregard those acclaimed Rivers State APC leaders feckless press statement against the real and authentic Rivers APC members led by Chief Tony Okocha, who fought; campaigned for Asiwaju’s victory. While some elements who acted as moles within the APC were working for Mr Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and Sen. Magnus Ngei Abe against Asiwaju’s victory,” he added.