Some youths from Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State have stormed the state secretariat of the All Progressives Congress in Port Harcourt to demand the removal of Chief Davies Ibiyamu-Ikanya as State Chairman of the party.

Solomon Frederick Ededeh

Solomon Frederick Ededeh

The protesters claiming to be members of Andoni Youth Wing of APC were led by one Solomon Frederick Ededeh.

The protest leader said they have decided to stop recognizing Ikanya as Local Government and State Chairman of APC following the defeat suffered by the party in the area during the rerun election last December.

Ededeh accused the Chairman of the Party of outright incompetence which they said was as a result of greed.

The agitating youths further alleged that Ikanya has been sabotaging the efforts of the APC in Rivers state by receiving huge funds from the PDP and its candidates.

He said, “We went to the house of the Chairman to pay him solidarity. Instead of him to receive us, he ordered his policemen to chase us out of his compound.

“The Chairman is fond of doing that. He does not receive visitors because he feels we are in his house to beg for money. We are tired of having that kind of man as our Chairman.

“We reject the awful leadership of Ikanya. He has failed. He failed to deliver the party even in his own local government. He has injected total divide into the party.

“Ikanya sponsored the failure of the APC in the December 10th rerun legislative election. He worked for the PDP and he just allowed us to waste our time. He collected money from them. He jettisoned the representation of the party excos at the Local government level.

“We are tired. That is why we are protesting. The Leaders of the party should remove him

APC leaders present at the State Secretariat addressed the Andoni APC youths, with a promise to take their message to the appropriate authorities.

Meanwhile, when DAILY POST contacted Chief Davies Ibiyamu-Ikanya, he said the protesters were not members of the APC, describing them as machineries contracted to smear his personality.


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