– The Governor of Rivers State, Wike Nyesom, has denied giving Yeeh Bomba, the sum of N200 million to defect from African Action Congress, AAC, to the Peoples Democratic Party.
– Yeeh has denied the allegacy against the governor, and has said that his resignation was due to an hijack of the party’s administration and structure by the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, for his personal political ambition.
Speaking via the state’s Commissioner for Informationand Communications Emma Okah, Governor Wike has come out to deny the allegation.
Yeeh Bomba, who was the running mate to Biokpomabo Awara, the AAC governorship candidate, announced his withdrawal from the race, as well as an immediate defection to the PDP through a letter sent to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
According to Yeeh, his decision was as a result of “complete hijack of the structure and administration of our party by a faction of the APC in Rivers State led by the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, for his personal political ambition”.
Yeeh, who after his resignation, paid a courtesy visit to Governor Nyesom Wike and the national chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus at the Government House in Port Harcourt. This has led to further allegations against the state Governor.
Reacting to the allegation on behalf of the governor, Emma Okah said: “The allegation that Governor Wike gave AAC’s deputy governorship candidate, Yeeh, N200million is not correct; it is untrue and it is absolute nonsense.
“Chief Yeeh is a respected elder from Ogoni Kingdom and his action by removing himself from being used to destabilise Rivers State and cause pain to the people is commendable.
“Everything is not about money, as there are lots of good people around. We should commend him, for taking the bold and historic step, instead of calling him names.
“Future generations of our people will remember the moral lesson of his present actions.”, he said.