The All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, has described as false media repots that it received about N2 billion from the state Governor, Nyesom Wike to support its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu in last Saturday’s election.
Augustine Nwokocha, the Coordinator, Tinubu/Shettima Grassroot Independent Campaign Council, who debunked the reports in a statement said the party never got a dime from Wike.
He also denied a statement credited to Tony Okocha that the party has resolved to support Wike’s governorship candidate, and called on Rivers people to vote their preferred candidate.
Part of his statement reads,
We state that the victory of our President-elect was a natural cause of event given his phenomenal pedigree as an astute politician per excellence, administrator with an unmatchable track record of achievements foresight and bold visions.
“A man reputed as a mason of men. It is important, however, to state that the credit for the victory of Bola Tinubu and the APC in Rivers State belongs to all Rivers persons who turned out to vote for the candidate of our party and to the dynamic campaign structure that carried the message of renewed hope to all the nooks and crannies of Rivers State.
“We are not unmindful of the forces that coalesced to hand our President-elect this pan-Nigeria victory at the polls.
“And we trust in the incoming administration to fully demonstrate to every Nigerian that this vote of confidence shall never be misplaced or taken for granted.