Alex Weli, APC candidate for Obio/Akpor constituency 2 in Rivers state, has said that the party lacks fund to challenge the outcome of the just concluded elections at the tribunal.
Weli, said this in a statement in Port Harcourt on Monday, while announcing his defection from the APC to the PDP.
He also alleged that candidates of the party have been asked to contribute money to prosecute cases at election tribunal.
According to him, he decided to dump APC because he needed peace of mind, adding that the party did not prepare for the elections and had no strategy in place for winning.
He also said governorship candidate of the party, Tonye Cole never connected with candidates of the party.
Part of his statement read,
“In all the meetings we attended prior to the election, there was no strategy on how to win elections. We all knew that there was a looming disaster in Rivers APC.”
“That’s why I have chosen to leave the party peacefully. 2023 election is the worst poll we have ever witnessed, there was no plan and preparation to win by APC.” He noted that there was no point challenging PDP’S victory, saying he needs peace of mind, hence his decision not to join the party at the tribunal.
“I have decided not to challenge the outcome of the March 18, 2023 elections at the tribunal for the overall interest, stability and unity of our constituency, in particular and our dear Council, Obio/Akpor, at large.”
“Accordingly, in the spirit of sportsmanship, I warmly congratulate our dear wife and mother, Lady Emilia Lucky Amadi, on her election into the Rivers State House of Assembly to represent me and the good people of Obio/ Akpor Constituency 2.