A former member of the House of Representatives, Chidi Frank Wihioka has resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Rivers State.
Wihioka who belonged to the Senator Magnus Abe faction of Rivers APC indicated he is dumping the party in a letter he addressed to the Party’s Chairman, of his Ward 3 ,Elele, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
He said he is leaving APC because of “highhandedness of one who thinks and believes that he owns the party in Rivers State and his refusal to allow peace reign in the party by giving everyone in the party equal level playing ground”.
He, however, stated that he will support Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Presidential bid under the APC.
The full text of the letter reads :”My decision was taken based on the high-handedness of one who thinks and believes that he owns the party in Rivers State and his refusal to allow peace reign in the party by giving everyone in the party equal level playing ground. l will soon announce my next party I have found a suitable political one to join.
“Nevertheless,my decision will not affect my support for the president candidate of APC Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as I will always drum support for him anywhere I find myself.”
Wihioka, hails from Elele in Ikwerre Local Government Area, Rivers State, a neighbourhood of Ubima, the community where former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi also hails from.
Wihioka is also a former General Manager of Risopalm Oil Estate as well as former Commissioner of INEC.
During the Amaechi’s administration, he was Chairman of Rivers State Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Agency.
He is one of the founding members of the APC in Rivers State.
However, speculations are rife that members of of the Abe faction of Rivers APC may be resigning from APC en-mass into the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
Mrs Ibim Semenitari former MD of NDDC, Dr. Dawari George, former federal lawmaker representing Akuku-Toru and Asari-Toru federal Constituency and Golden Ben Chioma, factional Chairman of Senator Magnus Abe group of APC are some chieftains of the party who have recently resigned in Rivers.