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Gov. Amaechi on Ikuru’s Defection to PDP: “I Wish Him all The Best”



Governor Rotimi Amaechi - December 2013 - BellaNaijaRivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi on Sunday wished his deputy, Tele Ikuru, “all the best,” following his shocking exit from APC.

Reacting to the situation, Amaechi said via a statement by his Commissioner for Information and Communication, Ibim Semenitari:

The Rivers State Governor Rt. Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has only this evening received the news of the resignation of his Deputy Governor Engr Tele Ikuru from the All Progressives Congress.

Whilst the news remains unofficial at this time as the Deputy Governor is yet to notify His Excellency the Governor of this move, Governor Amaechi however wishes Engr Ikuru all the best in his future political endeavours.

He however wishes to note that the reasons adduced by Engr Ikuru are shocking as Deputy Governor lkuru has consistently been the one driving political activities in his local government area of Andoni and has been the second in command driving politics and governance in Rivers state.

On a personal note, Governor Amaechi has accorded Engr Ikuru all the privileges and respect due the office of the Deputy Governor and has treated him with love as a friend brother.

Though the Governor had hoped that the numerous rumors of Engr Ikuru’s double-faced membership of the APC and open romance with the PDP were not true, he however appreciates the fact that every individual has a right to pursue his political dreams, as he deems most appropriate. It is however regrettable that Engr Ikuru has chosen the dishonourable path of barefaced lies and name-calling rather than the more honourable path of simply retracing his steps to where he has always been.

According to Premium Times, in an address entitled A Call on the Conscience of The People of Rivers State, Ikuru on Sunday spoke about why he decamped from APC to PDP:

“Ever since, as the true nature and motives of APC are unveiled, I have continued to twist and turn in extreme mental and emotional agony. The more I struggle to belong, the more the Rivers man in me rejects the APC.

After carefully studying, interacting and analyzing the leadership of the party, I have come to the sad conclusion that the APC is a party of rebels, insurgents and anarchists, clothed in robes of pretense and deceit. APC is a party founded on deception and it thrives on unholy propaganda and falsehood…

I wash my hands off this treachery and in the light of the above, I wish to urge all my supporters, the good people of Rivers State to join hands with other well-meaning Nigerians to massively vote for President Goodluck Jonathan and the Transformation Agenda that has brought so much relief and succour to the greatest number of Nigerians.

I also urge all Rivers People to vote for Nyesom Wike (CON), who has shown by his antecedents, track records and boundless capabilities that he will deliver good governance to the People of Rivers State.”


  1. Taipan

    March 23, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Sorry Mr. governor he had to go, because his conscience wouldn’t let him allow yur devilish propaganda against the president, the problem about u Ameachi is that you don’t see beyond the present and Rivers people in generations to come will not 4giv you bcos of yur selfish evil ambitions.

    • Kevin King

      March 24, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      Unfortunately, we live in a country, where politician do not have any political idealism. They just jump from one party to another to test their political might or merely for selfish reasons. How will we know that APC is satanic as pro PDP is trying every day to let Nigerians believe, if there were not given a chance to rule Nigeria. It is undeniable from all perspective that the government under PDP leadership have brought Nigeria to her knees. Hunger, insecurity, unemployment, and other social vices have plunge the country into mental retardation. What all these insincere politicians should realize could be found in the word of James Madison one of American founding father “Men were not Angels, if men were angels, government wouldn’t be necessary” I am non partisan and a Nigeria political student in the America. I am not pro or anti any political party or system in Nigeria but my firm believe is that PDP and their stalwarts should understand that they failed this nation immensely and should stop using cheap political propaganda to try to misinform the people. Their popularity if there is any is waning and the only tool they have right is to massively rig the poll, however, that in itself is left for the people of Nigeria to allow them. I am from Abia state and the PDP government there is a litmus test of where PDP is going to lead Nigeria into…they have no vision as far governance is concern…they only try to play on a politics of fear…so that they people can believe what they said about the opposition and stuck with them…thereby remaining PDP slavery in their government that lack accountability and transparency. This guy the deputy governor of Rivers should step out and tell the River people his reasons for decamping because based on my calculation…it is all about personal selfish political ambition that was never achieved in APC….He wasn’t given the guber-ticket and APC is now the devil.

      My fellow Nigerians…we should try to be good recipients and analyst of information.

      From Kevin Kevin
      The Master

  2. concerned

    March 23, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Right now, it seems defecting from one party to another is the new ice bucket challenge. So this one sef, if the APC wins will he “defect” back to the PDP? Or if PDP retains will all those people “defect” from APC back to the PDP? It won’t shock me if in a couple of years we see GEJ in APC, sha.

  3. concerned

    March 23, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Sorry, I meant *defect back to the APC if APC wins*

  4. hilda

    March 23, 2015 at 10:03 am

    i lovee the photo used to cover the story.. so sarcastic and i dont care look

  5. Mohammad

    March 23, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Only in Nigeria is Engr a title.

  6. Feyi

    March 23, 2015 at 10:59 am

    was this nt d same person abusing Goodluck Jonathan and Transformation agenda few weeks ago?Ah! Mr Ikuru, diarris God ooo! U didnt know APC is ‘clothed in pretense and deceit’ last week, two weeks ago, three weeks ago etc, few days to election nw there is change of story. May God forgive all these jobless politicians who keep toiling with people’s mind. This is a cowardly act. I’m waiting for more political harlot to decamp back to PDP. Of a truth, Politics is meant for shameless peeps!

  7. Feyi

    March 23, 2015 at 11:06 am

    was this nt d same person abusing Goodluck Jonathan and Transformation agenda few weeks ago?Ah! Mr Ikuru, diarris God ooo! U didnt know APC is ‘clothed in pretense and deceit’ last week, two weeks ago, three weeks ago etc, few days to election nw there is change of story. May God forgive all these jobless politicians who keep toiling with people’s mind. This is a cowardly act. I’m waiting for more political harlots to decamp to PDP bfre Friday. Of a truth, Politics is meant for shameless peeps!

  8. Ibrahim Bala

    March 23, 2015 at 11:17 am

    You have no option but to wish him all the best because the truth about you is coming out, all the shady deals will soon paralyse you, GEJ all the way.

  9. Praise udochukwu praise

    March 23, 2015 at 11:48 am

    It is true that Nigerians needs a CHANGE but i dont really know the type of change they want ist from better to best or better to worst?

  10. what wil b wil b

    March 23, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Eyaahhh!!! Sorryooo but na u 1st decamped frm pdp to apc and u fit still go back to pdp just commot shame as ur deputy did.

  11. Missy J

    March 23, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Much better and responsible response compared to what PDP said to OBJ when he left the party.
    Those asking how they intend to implement this change they preach. Well if you listen to Osinbajo interviews or try to attend their town hall meetings then you’ll know. Believable Strategies were discussed but my problem is if at all they’ll will do it. I will mention some of the strategies…1) Encourage State autonomy 2)building industrial packs.

    • girl

      March 23, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      lol but pdp is a party and Mr Amaechi is an individual . President jonathan didn’t bash obj and we haven’t heard what apc has to say yet. I’m just saying because the hypocrisy in comments nowadays because of election is funny.

  12. Kimmy

    March 23, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    The scales just fell off his eyes

  13. uba

    March 24, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Amechi need to go back,the Ikulu is a man of wisdom every Nigeria knows that apc is not a party but Nigeria Association Tout & Criminals,NATC,reasonable person can not stay with them,only tinubu alaye boy, Rochas int’l jibiti no company no office but bilonia, Amechi area boy and Buhari professional murderer,lie,stack illiterate a friend of boko haram, if you say no tell me boko haram choose him as their spokes man is he the only Nigeria but a patron.the blood of the people killed by them will always fight against buhari and his family,Tele you have repented God will forgive you.

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