My deputy’s resignation from APC “shocking” – Amaechi

The Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, has said the reasons adduced by his deputy, Tele Ikuru, for resigning from the All Progressives Congress, APC, were shocking to him.

He stated this via a statement by his Commissioner for Information and Communication, Ibim Semenitari, on Sunday.

Mr. Ikuru resigned from the APC and immediately canvassed support for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Nyesom Wike. He followed Mr. Amaechi to the APC after the latter and four other governors dumped the PDP for the opposition party in 2013.

Mr. Ikuru, who was deputy governor to Mr. Amaechi’s predecessor, Celestine Omehia, retained his position after Mr. Amaechi assumed office in October 2007 following Mr. Omehia’s sack by the Court of Appeal.

Ms. Semenitari’s statement said the governor received the news of Mr. Ikuru’s resignation from the APC on Sunday evening. It stated that the news remained unofficial as the deputy governor was yet to notify the governor of his move. It, however, said the governor wished him the best in his future political endeavours.

“He however wishes to note that the reasons adduced by Engineer Ikuru are shocking as Deputy Governor lkuru has consistently been the one driving political activities in his local government area of Andoni. He has also been the second in command driving politics and governance in Rivers State,” the statement said.

It also said the governor had hoped that “the numerous rumours of Engineer 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.”

The statement further stated that it was regrettable that Mr. Ikuru chose the path of bare faced lies and name calling rather than the path of simply retracing his steps to where he has always been.

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

Ikuru’s reasons
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In an address entitled “A Call on the Conscience of The People of Rivers State,” in which he announced his resignation from APC earlier on Sunday, Mr. Ikuru said “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.”

The deputy governor said he would not want to be among the Niger Delta people who will chase out their kinsman, President Goodluck Jonathan, from the position.

Mr. Jonathan, from neighbouring Bayelsa State, is the presidential candidate of the PDP in the March 28 election.

Mr. Ikuru said, “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,” the Deputy Governor said in his defection speech.


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  • anneedu

    Buhari an anti dote to corruption.doc

    • share Idea

      Let him show us his certificate first

  • The Twin

    “‘The deputy governor said he would not want to be among the Niger Delta people who will chase out their kinsman, President Goodluck Jonathan, from the position”.

    ”Mr. Jonathan, from neighbouring Bayelsa State, is the presidential candidate of the PDP in the March 28 election”.
    Just imagine this ethnic bigotry! For God sake if you were born by the same mum with someone, does that mean you must blindly follow him even when it is clear he is not fit fot the job. Haba Nigeria!

    • Dr Johnson

      Good talk my brother..

    • burning spear

      When Akintola aligned with the fulanis who later killed him——-He was not referred to as an ethnic bigot—-Again-when Abiola was used by the Fulanis to insult Awo, it was not ethnic bigotry——but when an Ijaw man retraces his steps and says to the president forgive ME—OOOH PADA I have sinned against u–AND ONLY THEE HAVE I SINNED AGAINST——we see the regional bell boys BEGIN TO fume and fret over nothing—————————–freedom is our goal——GEJ————- God Endorsed–Jonathan—SO U CAN GO DRINK RAT POISON———————-animals

      • TC.

        You are a bastard monkey ogogoro drinking rat strangled by inferiority complex go go jare bastard

        • Tanko

          Is your violent abusive response really necessary??

          “APC is a party of rebels, insurgents and anarchists, clothed in robes of pretense and deceit.”

          You seem like one of the INSURGENTS the man was talking about. You guys in APC cannot hide yur true nature forever.
          ‘As a mam is in his heart, so he truly is’.
          Most of you shouting change are as rotten-of not more) than those u accuse of corruption.
          ONLY A MORALLY CORRUPT PERSON WILL COMMENT THE WAY YOU DID.
          MOST OF YOU ARE HYPOCRITES, PRETENDERS, AND NOW AS REVEALED; INSURGENTS!

      • Nebukadineze Adiele

        You are even too ignorant to know that Ikuru is not Ijo

    • Amir

      Going by the deputy governor’s silly logic, the North must support Buhari and punish Jonathan with their votes. Useless deputy governor who is not fit for democracy.

  • Gideon Orkar

    Ameachi you have to flee Rivers when your immunity ends

  • True Nigerian

    “The deputy governor said he would not want to be among the Niger Delta people who will chase out their kinsman, President Goodluck Jonathan, from the position”.

    Silly, stoopid and bigoted reason. Deputy Governor is merely an ethnic bigot who obviously overrates his importance to the APC.

    It is time to try another party at the centre, and more so when the flagbearer of that party is one of the most transparent and
    incorruptible Nigerians alive today – i.e Rtd General Muhammadu Buhari.
    We need change, and change we shall have on 28 March. Sai Buhari!

  • the truth

    if only analysts could see this deceit by this cult group called apc. APC is a conglomeration of bastards that left pdp. How can you say truly that u want change and they stand for change when these set of people all belonged to the pdp before now. It is really sad that people are being brainwashed. My people die because of lack of knowledge.

    • The Nigeria Future Project

      Would you still consider them bastards if the remained in PDP. Is FFK a bastard because he was in APC before he became a PDP mouth piece?

    • SAM .A

      Liar , what is true in this your vulgar, hateful, soul destroying virtuperation?there is no Truth inside u

      • the truth

        go and tell your illiterate presidential aspirant to provide his certificate. how can a party that says they want change or are a change factor keep accepting pdp tyrants.The moment fayose decamps to apc he would turn to a saint being worshiped by your drug lord(convicted drug pusher leader)

  • taewo

    The guy had been waiting carefully for the best time to hit his boss below the belt because of his failed governorship ambition.

    • burning spear

      u have said it all————-

    • Exactly!

    • Philip Gokir Musa

      pure Yoruba talk… all deceit, no substance. Up GEJ!!!

  • GOODBYE APC

    “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 struggled 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 pretence and deceit. APC is a party founded on deception and it thrives on unholy propaganda and falsehood.

    “I, therefore, on behalf of my teaming supporters, and my humble self denounce the APC and we all jointly and
    severally resign our membership of the APC.

    “My dear people of Rivers State, we of this generation will not in good conscience expect forgiveness and compassion from our forebears, posterity, and the spirit of our unborn generations if it is recorded in the annals of history that after 48 years of Rivers people supporting leaders from all other parts of this country with our votes and resources, we were the same that witch hunted and hounded down the very first ever president from this region, granted us by providence. I wash my hands off the treachery.

    “In the light of the above, I wish to urge all my supporters, the good people of Rivers State to join hands with others to vote for President Jonathan and the transformation agenda that has brought so much relief and succor to the greatest number of Nigerians …….. Engr. Tele Ikuru …… Deputy Governor of Rivers State

  • burning spear

    “My dear people of Rivers State, we of this generation will not in good
    conscience expect forgiveness and compassion from our forebears,
    posterity, and the spirit of our unborn generations if it is recorded in
    the annals of history that after 48 Years of Rivers people supporting
    leaders from all other parts of this country with our votes and resources,
    we were the same that witch hunted and hounded down the very first ever
    President from this region, granted us by providence. I wash my hands off
    this treachery.Ikuru———

    U-Blessed to be a Blessing unto the people of the entire SS region—May the spirit of Dappa BIRIYE and Boro protect u from the hands of the drug addicts in APC-Never again in the History of Rivers state shall we allow such treachery as displayed by Amaechi to happen again—-The very people who Killed Akintola and ABIOLA————–WHO WERE HIRED TO INSULT AWO–Never again–will the Ijaw Nation allow such–never–enough is enough————————freedom is our goal—–we gave them 48yrs of our lives and resources——————-They paid us back with blood sorrows and tears——————————————–animals

  • Tufiakwa

    “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.” Need more be said?

  • burning spear

    We prefer freedom deep inside our current level of poverty in the SS————–to riches in slavery—————–under our oil wells

  • burning spear

    EVERY KOBO THAT AMAECHI GAVE BUHARI ATI TINUBU—-will be recovered–BY THE PEOPLE OF RIVERS STATE———-

    • richkid

      It must

  • burning spear

    “My dear people of Rivers State, we of this generation will not in good
    conscience expect forgiveness and compassion from our forebears,
    posterity, and the spirit of our unborn generations if it is recorded in
    the annals of history that after 48 Years of Rivers people supporting
    leaders from all other parts of this country with our votes and resources,
    we were the same that witch hunted and hounded down the very first ever
    President from this region, granted us by providence. I wash my hands off
    this treachery.

    • The Nigeria Future Project

      Then produce a competent president – just because he is your brother does not mean the country deserves a dunce. In fact Rivers and Bayelsa should be insulted because Goodluck has made the world to believe that this is the best the region can produce.

  • Pere

    “After carefully studying, interacting and analyzing the leadership of the party [APC]
    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 which thrives on unholy propaganda and falsehood.”

    ……APC Deputy Governor, Tele Ikuru,

    (Rivers State, March 22nd, 2015)

    • dele animashaun

      You never see, my brother Tele Ikuru. Come see APC charlatans in Lagos state.
      $40 billion dollars blown in Lagos with no single sustainable project to show.
      APC is just a criminal organization – full of Alhajis – signifying stealing.

      • Etebong

        Ol, boy, please don’t let the United Nations see this real-life photo of Lagos.
        It’s a crime against humanity. But what is bothering me now is this? Is Lagos
        not the headquarters of 80% of the civil rights and human rights groups in
        Nigeria? How come they all kept quiet for 16 years as Lagos rotted like this?

        In fact, these so-called activists mis-interpreted this rot as ‘excellence’ and a model
        for the other 35 states in Nigeria to follow, after pocketing bribes from APC.

        How could such an obvious mess of incompetence and theft be going in Lagos state
        on under their noses, and the activists kept quiet. To make this hypocrisy rise to a
        criminal level, Femi Falana and Wole Soyinka were shameless to be holding
        a press conference inside this messed-up Lagos to harangue Mrs Patience Jonathan
        for causing hold-up with her convoy in Port-Harcourt in Rivers State. Nonsense!

        • pat_niyi

          Your comments only gave you out as being hypocritical,biased and not objective, and it also showed that you are not staying in Lagos or any where near Lagos, If you have brothers,sisters,relatives or friends in Lagos you can cross check with them . I will advise you take a visit to Lagos state and see things going on there in terms of development or dividends of democracy as it is called even though I do not agree with the term and compare with any PDP controlled state.For your information there is no PDP controlled state that can survive without the federal allocation even the so called oil producing state for a year talk less of 3-4 yrs and yet Lagos state did not collapse.When this happened some few years ago under OBJ regime.

      • Pat_niyi

        Thank God at least the APC are still doing something that you just help us advertise to the world, kindly please show us any PDP state that have a resemblance of this kind of project. Whether you like it or not APC is a reference point in terms of good governance for now in this country, so much that other states especially PDP controlled state that desire to make an impact are copying from.
        So I want to really thank you so much and God will really bless you for advertising the APC.
        Change all the way. Long live APC, long live Nigeria.

    • Pere

      “After carefully studying, interacting and analyzing the leadership of the party [APC]
      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 which thrives on unholy propaganda and falsehood.”

      ……APC Deputy Governor, Tele Ikuru

      (Rivers State, March 22nd, 2015)

  • richkid

    Imagine me a yoruba have seen the credibility of GEJ and will vote him. What will a rivers man do! GEJ all the way

    • hummmm

      A lot of you guys will end up in the psch unit after getting the shocker of next week Saturday election.

  • Pere

    MY RESIGNATION SHOULD NOT BE SHOCKING BECAUSE…..

    “After carefully studying, interacting and analysing the leadership of the party [APC]
    I have come to the sad conclusion that the APC is a party of rebels, insurgents and
    anarchists, clothed in robes of pretence and deceit. APC is a party founded on
    deception which thrives on unholy propaganda and falsehood.”

    ……APC Deputy Governor, Tele Ikuru

    (Rivers State, March 22nd, 2015)

  • Pere

    MY RESIGNATION SHOULD NOT BE SHOCKING BECAUSE…..

    “After carefully studying, interacting and analysing the leadership of the party [APC]
    I have come to the sad conclusion that the APC is a party of rebels, insurgents and
    anarchists, clothed in robes of pretence and deceit. APC is a party founded on
    deception which thrives on unholy propaganda and falsehood.”

    ……APC Deputy Governor, Tele Ikuru

    (Rivers State, March 22nd, 2015)

  • burning spear

    My heart bleeds while watching the Video where the London based wife of Maj Gen Muhammadu Buhari, Hajia Aisha referring me and other Edo women as Prostitutes that need a Rehabilitation.

    While I am not here to blame Aisha Buhari, because I am aware that she knew little or nothing about Nigeria, as she lives in the United Kingdom. She always go back to London, immediately his Husband lose any of the Presidential election, 2011 inclusive and just came back last year for the 2015 election Preparation.

    Whatever your age maybe, Aisha, you must be matured enough to organise your thoughts and construe your speech in a civil and respectable manner.
    We Edo people, are aware that you were only sending a message from your Husband, Buhari. “Edo exporting their Prostitute women overseas” and we received it and waiting a for the payback day.
    Your Husband have natural hatred for an average Edo person and you acted the script very well.
    Your Husband, Buhari was the same man that Jailed without proper trail our uncle, Ambrose Ali for over 150 years.

    On his retrial, it was found that Uncle did not see any fund, to talk of stealing. Your husband wickedly incarcerated him, to the extent that he got blind in Buhari’s prison and died shortly after release.

    Aisha Buhari, do you know that Nigerians were shocked to know that Uncle Ambrose, a Governor in Nigeria did not have a house anywhere, even in the village. The 3 bedroom House he was building before he became a governor, was still uncomplete till his brutal and painful death in the hands of your Husband.

    I am very sure that Aisha Buhari is not the right person to talk about moral issues, as she is one of the things that is not good when discussing marriage. Buhari at 42 Married her at less than 10 and this child abuse or molestation and its aftermath may be one of the causes of her irresponsible and unguarded utterance in the last APC Rally In Benin city, where she addressed Edo women as Prostitutes.

    Aisha, I am not a prostitute. I have one of the best education any one can pride of and I am working hard to support myself, family and close relatives.
    My story is the same for any Edo woman, it the same for any Niger delta women and that of an average Nigerian women.
    Don’t be blinded by your hate, hypocrisy and baseless stereotyping of my people.

    I will not blame you, Hajia Aisha, but those that invited you to Benin to insult us for political gain. Come March 28, 2015, God’s willing, Edo Son and Daughters will punish your wicked and violent seeking Husband, who has no word called peace in his dictionary. -By an angry Edo woman–

    • The Nigeria Future Project

      When people make claims they should back it with evidence – please provide the youtube link of the video you refer to for the world to see.

    • Cattle Rancher

      Incompetent, pathological liar….

    • Chief Larry

      Extremely fake, you don’t even sound like an Edo indigene. I am a proper Edo man, Aisha Buhari never and i repeat NEVER referred to our women as prostitute. Where did she say it and when? Pathetic liar. Edo is for GMB, infact Nigeria is for GMB.

      • fab

        Its ur edo,that’s is for dat fulani.u betta keep quite if u dnt ve anything reasonable to say. Which Edo?

      • John Matthew

        WHY ARE YOU LYING THAT YOU ARE FROM EDO, WHEN YOU ARE AWARE THAT YOU ARE FROM KANO. MUMU

        • chief larry

          @John Matthew, in all truthfulness I find your response rather appalling and obnoxious. You don’t have the right to abuse a fellow human being like you, you can’t even create the person hair talk less of him or her. Calling someone a MUMU is so insulting but I won’t join words with you, it’s your level of exposure and intelligence that you just showed everyone to see. I am very certain you can’t know where I am from than me myself, why will I claim EDO state when there is no money or gift that will be given to me if I claim the state? But like I said I will leave you and not join words with you. Do enjoy the rest of your day.

      • ije2014

        In other posts, this so called Burning Spear claims to be Ijaw, and has castigated Igbos for how they treated Ijaws during Biafra, claiming to have witnessed this. In truth, Burning Spear and other PDP e-rats are trolls. Don’t respond to them. The more responses they get, the more they get paid. Most likely the same person has responded to you calling ‘himself’ John Matthew. These are crooks and scammers. Ignore them my brother.

    • UYI111

      Well said!!!!

  • ogechi

    Hasta la Vista,Beibeyyy

  • Preco01

    Another one BOUGHT! Wike has succeeded in buying close to APC home, but “spare tire” bought to discredit Amechi and APC is a little to late. Desperados!

    • Victor Ikonne

      Your household will soon switch to PDP… I guarantee it!!

  • Udozend Jeho

    Yes!!! The evil men do, don’t even live after them but live with them.. You first shocked Nigerians when you decamped to Aggrieved People Congress. PDP made you a speaker for 8yrs and a governor for another 8yrs and you couldn’t change anything and you are now holding brooms and shout “change”. I can now see, you are changing to their house-boy. Must they use PDP before they think of winning elections? Well ! Take hearth! For the courageous Deputy Governor, welcome back and God bless you.

    • charles

      We don’t need ethnic jingoist in d forum…ur summation above is hollow and bereft of any sense of humanity and justice

      • warry

        Those who are ethnic bias are the first to accuse their victims of their crimes. What do you think GEJ is suffering from? Can you in clear conscience say that GEJ has not done enough to deserve a 2nd tenure or that those supporting Buhari are not doing so for ethnic and religious reasons. OBJ that did 8yrs has Jonathan not performed more than him?Do unto others as you wish them to do to you. The black man is incapable of living by this simple rule, hence crisis and ignorance everywhere.

        • ebaretonbofa tom

          U mind them my brother?

      • Udozend Jeho

        Oh! We don’t equally need religious extremist in this forum. So mind your tongue!

    • Arrest warrant

      He is not wellcome back ..he is moving from one party to another..he is already a criminal a pdp member under APC..we know of his existence and many like him…APC CHANGE,..APC CHANGE

      • Udozend Jeho

        Then why is your governor shocked because his deputy movement?

  • Edward Osadebay

    Lack of willpower is what is keeping Nigeria pinned down. We have knowledge but no wisdom. The Nigerian people must overcome and shun these political prostitutes and looters parading as leaders. Now Ikuru have fallen for the lure of ethnic politics, no will power.

  • Words on Marble

    MY RESIGNATION SHOULD NOT BE SHOCKING BECAUSE…..

    “After carefully studying, interacting and analysing the leadership of the party [APC]
    I have come to the sad conclusion that the APC is a party of rebels, insurgents and
    anarchists, clothed in robes of pretence and deceit. APC is a party founded on
    deception which thrives on unholy propaganda and falsehood
    .”

    ……APC Deputy Governor, Tele Ikuru

    (Rivers State, March 22nd, 2015)

  • Simeon

    Fortunately your votes are not enough to give your jonothing the victory. An engineer, for personal selfish reasons you have to resort to tribal reason for supporting jonothing not because of his performance. I say let your life be as jonotjing run my nigeria

    • charles

      Well spoken…

    • warry

      You are the one supporting Buhari on ethnic and religious reasons. Now let Buhari go to any Northern City,speak in Hausa or Arabic that Sharia cannot be implemented all over Nigeria and that moslems should not vote moslems alone. These are statements he made before.

      • Arrest warrant

        Pastors have received 7billion? To vote jonoting..even Christian needs to be bribed before voting this animal GEJ….GEJ stealing Nigerian vote with Nigerians money in dollars..

  • amazing2012

    In every 12 there most be Juda !

    • John Matthew

      AMAECHI WAS THE FIRST JUDA

      • amazing2012

        How ? Was he not elected ?

      • unanimous

        Every one not your jonathan side is a mumu.pls check youself very well.if jonathan has don well for hiself and Nigerians,no onw will talking abt CHANGE.whether you like it or Nigerians need CHANGE

  • Sith Lord

    As engineer Ikuru has engineered his own political destruction, may God not give him the blueprint to to find solution to his own self-destruction.

    • John Matthew

      MUMU TALK

  • warry

    APC is made up of anarchists,liars,propagandists, clothed in a garment of deceit and pretense. Which rationale person who supported OBJ for 2nd tenure will now say GEJ should not if not for ethnic and religious reasons. Every other person truly not influenced by these thoughts and patriotic will know that GEJ is the change. Why will Tinibu now merge with Buhari. Did he not see him in 2003,2007,2011?

  • Ogechukwu

    This Ikuru man has shown he is a very poor strategist. You don’t jump from a sure footed ship to a sinking ship at the eleventh hour because you stand to prematurely begin your journey into oblivion. This character has began his own so early before the May 29 start off date for the PDPigs journey to the waste bin. I understand that cheap appeal to ethnic and religious bigotry informed his betrayal but his political sun has set too soon. RIP Ikuru.

    • John Matthew

      YOU BE MUMU

  • favourtalk

    At this time, I wish the man didn’t make such mistake after seeing that GEJ is a long gone man in the politics of nigeria, he still went ahead to receive token from PDP. What a shame, he will be regretting it at the end, change is near

    • John Matthew

      MARCH 28 WILL DECIDED, BUHARI HAS BEEN DEFEATED BEFORE BY GEJ AND MARCH 28 BUHARI WILL STILL BE DEFEATED.

  • Uchechukwu Onuoha

    Please governor Amaechi,accept the resignation ofyour ddeputy Ikuru from APC to PDP with good faith while noting that he took a wise decision after searching his conscience

  • Ebaretonbofa Tom

    A well thought out action Ikuru. U can’t see a true change and transformation in GEJ and continue in a ship that’s filled with corrupt politicians singing change. Let 28th come, we shall c d will of Nigerians. ThankGod we don’t vote on the pages of newspapers n newsblogs filled with propaganda superstars!!!

  • Nebukadineze Adiele

    Ikuru is a first class coward and a shameless opportunist. He waited until less than a week to the elections before realizing all these hefty charges that he leveled against APC? What does he mean by “the Rivers man in me”? It simply means that his decision was driven by herd mentality and provincial inclination; that is not a credit to any enlightened person. Were Tele Ikuru unenlightened, principled, and altruism driven, he would have taken the decision he took today a year ago and would have also resigned his position as deputy governor alongside his resignation from APC.

  • MushinSpeaks

    Our vote for CHANGE still stands

  • Nebukadineze Adiele

    Premium Times: You are holding onto my opinions and I suggest that you post them as written by me. I am responsible for my opinions and should you censor them, I will never visit your web site ever and I will dissuade others from visiting it. This is not Nigeria where the crooked decide what others say. If you afforded somebody the platform to disseminate falsehood, you must not censor those who counter the falsehood, unless you are practicing rogue journalism.

    • Etomi

      PT + APC = 1
      GEJ has set the standard…FREE SPEECH…
      Be sure that APC would reverse this standard if ever they’re given the opportunity…but God forbid..
      I notice this same thing with Punch..
      Posted a comment…free as it was from sware words, that paper however barred it, I think because it was only critical of Jagaban!

      • Nebukadineze Adiele

        Premium Times is a disgrace of a news outlet; it is everything that is wrong with journalism in Nigeria. It gave a lying character space to distort what Aisha Buhari said but has refused to publish my refutation of that character’s lies. Premium Times is among the debased journalistic outlets that do not care what befalls Nigeria through this election. Mrs Buhari condemned the sex trafficking of the girl-child to Europe and pledged her husband’s resolve to putting an end to it if elected president. But evil doing Nigerians distorted what she said by accusing her of calling Edo women prostitutes. Haba! How could anyone who would conjure up such an inflammatory distortion wish Nigeria well? Premium Times should be ashamed of itself for this clear partisan and provincial steps it has taken, by censoring my countering of one Burning Spare’s lies. I know that they will censor this opinion too but I have let out mind anyway. They will never see me on their web site again.

  • wode

    I doubt if this type of people would ever go beyond the position he has held up till now. What he has failed to realized is that he has done more damage to himself and his political career than that he could be doing to the party he is leaving. The simple reason is that, NOBODY, would EVER trust and rely on him again. For Amaechi, this is a very bitter lesson he has to learn from. I hope he survives this wholesale betrayer from a man he trusted.

    • Total

      What goes around comes around. Law of karma its call. What you sow you reap. Amaechi is already working on asylum and the follower will be left behind to bear the shame, harassment and pain of political miscalculation. That’s why you can’t die for any politician. It’s always about their personal interest. Bitter lessons for zombies who can’t take own stand.

  • ibrahim

    would have remained in PDP, if I knew my deputy would betray me–Gov. Amaechi

    Following the return of the Deputy Governor of Rivers State; Engr. Tele Ikuru to PDP, governor Amaechi has urged members of the APC to remain steadfast. The governor who said that ” Though I saw it coming, but I never believed it. Our movement to APC was a collective decision and Tele was even the one who seconded the motion for us to defect to the APC. So is unthinkable that he wld return to the PDP. This whole fight is about you ( APC members ). Not me! I can’t be governor again. Like I keep saying, the world is aware of my fight with the President. And so many countries will grant me asylum and the President can’t arrest me. So it’s about you people. If I knew Tele was going to betray me and make peace with Wike, I wouldn’t have left the PDP. I will encourage you to remain steadfast and expect the worst, because some commissioners will soon join him or will remain with us to sabotage our efforts. And how do you go to elections with a divided house and political moles? I’m learning people ” –Gov. Amaechi
    #Vote PDP at all levels

  • ignatusamson

    would have remained in PDP, if I knew my deputy would betray me–Gov. Amaechi

    Following the return of the Deputy Governor of Rivers State; Engr. Tele Ikuru to PDP, governor Amaechi has urged members of the APC to remain steadfast. The governor who said that ” Though I saw it coming, but I never believed it. Our movement to APC was a collective decision and Tele was even the one who seconded the motion for us to defect to the APC. So is unthinkable that he wld return to the PDP. This whole fight is about you ( APC members ). Not me! I can’t be governor again. Like I keep saying, the world is aware of my fight with the President. And so many countries will grant me asylum and the President can’t arrest me. So it’s about you people. If I knew Tele was going to betray me and make peace with Wike, I wouldn’t have left the PDP. I will encourage you to remain steadfast and expect the worst, because some commissioners will soon join him or will remain with us to sabotage our efforts. And how do you go to elections with a divided house and political moles? I’m learning people ” –Gov. Amaechi
    #Vote PDP at all levels

  • Hembe Hembe

    “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.” —- Tele Ikuru

  • objective

    Well,I don’t think Ikuru is a honourable man. He sold Omenhia To Amaechi, and now he has sold Amaechi to Wike. People should never take such a person serious. He is an opportunist. My advice to APC is to be grateful that he has gone, and my advice to Wiki is to beware of a person of Ikuru’s character. To Amaechi I know it is painful, but why loose your sleep over such a chapter. Very sly fellow I believe he is.

    • Total

      That is a lie. Ikuru is always loyal. Provide verifiable proofs to the contrary.

  • funke ade

    The evil that men do lives with them, am sorry amaechi but he’s known the truth now so don’t be shocked dude

  • funke ade

    Rivers state governor – Rotimi Amechi regrets his joining of APC

    would have remained in PDP, if I knew my deputy would betray me–Gov. Amaechi

    Following the return of the Deputy Governor of Rivers State; Engr. Tele Ikuru to PDP, governor Amaechi has urged members of the APC to remain steadfast. The governor who said that ” Though I saw it coming, but I never believed it. Our movement to APC was a collective decision and Tele was even the one who seconded the motion for us to defect to the APC. So is unthinkable that he wld return to the PDP. This whole fight is about you ( APC members ). Not me! I can’t be governor again. Like I keep saying, the world is aware of my fight with the President. And so many countries will grant me asylum and the President can’t arrest me. So it’s about you people. If I knew Tele was going to betray me and make peace with Wike, I wouldn’t have left the PDP. I will encourage you to remain steadfast and expect the worst, because some commissioners will soon join him or will remain with us to sabotage our efforts. And how do you go to elections with a divided house and political moles? I’m learning people ” –Gov. Amaechi
    #Vote PDP at all levels

    Amechi’s regret.doc  ·  Print

  • Total

    What goes around comes around. Law of karma its call. What you sow you reap. Amaechi is already working on asylum for his family and perfecting his escape plan as he envisages the failure of APC. Hear him “Like I keep saying, the world is aware of my fight with the President. And so many countries will grant me asylum and the President can’t arrest me. So it’s about you people. If I knew Tele was going to betray me and make peace with Wike, I wouldn’t have left the PDP.” (Buhari’s campaign director) HOW I PITY THE NAIVE followers who will be left behind to bear the shame, harassment and pain of political miscalculation. That’s why you can’t die for any politician. It’s always about their personal interest. Bitter lessons for zombies who can’t take their own stand. POLITICIANS ARE LIARS BE WISE. DONT LET THEM USE YOU AND LATER DUMP YOU.

  • yunusa J

    I hear say Akpabio has collapsed and was rushed to hopital in Uk. U sure say no be run the man run. There is God ooo

    • Frank Bassey

      I hear say some contractors have been hired to dish out falsehood to the public against Akpabio, PDP, …

    • UYI111

      TATAFO”” i just heard that tinubu has seek asylum at the Brazilian embassy in other to excape the corruption and murder of Funsho Williams charges hanging over his head!!

    • jossy reg

      you wish

  • UYI111

    More schock awaits you and your APC ”ers i.e Buhari ,Tinubu etc.

  • Regina

    Always deputizing, the man has no character. You are suppose to aspire for no 1 position after deputy. Hypocrite and a tribalist. Jonathan is going whether you stay in APC or jump to PDP. Keep your skipping rope you may need it soon.

    • Olatundun

      Regina……skipping rope seriously

  • Johnson Olatinwo

    What you say about Ikuru does not matter any longer. You guys should just join Amaechi in his sincere expression of regret of dumping PDP. I think Amaechi is already trapped in APC and sounds like it is too late for him to dump APC for PDP – oterwise, he would have done so. For those of you that still have the opportunity, I advise you latch on the Ikuru’s move announcement while it is still hot. Sorry – but APC is crumbling already…..

  • bonifacejoe

    Amaechi, trecheary begets trecheary.The evil that men do lives before them.Amaechi is the only man in possession of Apples,threw them away, and prefers rotten ones.Soon, you will find yourself a Lone Ranger!!! Serves you well.

  • Dave

    The hens have finally come home to roost. When Wike boasted that 6 commissioners will jump back to PDP they said it was a figment of their imagination. Now a bigger fish has jumped ship. I implore all the rest that were held bondage to return home from exile and be absorbed into the main steam. I’m surprised people like Tele still exists in Rivers State. Let Ikannya win the elections in his domain without Tele. Mtcheeew. Let the prodigal sons that were led away even to the death of so many by Amechi return home oooo. We can never gain anything with APC. Can you imagine Ikannya of all Arabs claiming they have already known Tele was a mole as such he as sidelined by the party. You sis that and expect the man to hang around you irrespective of several complaints and protest. Abeg shift let the will of God be done. Rivers votes 100% for Good luck .

  • burning spear

    “I Never Know That My Deputy And Commissioners Would Betray Me, I would Have Stayed Back In PDP. – Gov. Amaechi

    Reality has started to stare Governor Rotibi Amaechi on the face, following the decamping of the deputy Governor of Rivers State, Engr. Tele Ikuru to PDP.

    The embattled governor Amaechi has urged members of the APC to remain steadfast. The governor told party leaders yesterday evening, “although I saw it coming, but I never believed it. Our movement to APC was a collective decision and Tele was even the one who seconded the motion for us to defect to the APC”.

    “So it’s unthinkable that he would return to the PDP. This whole fight is about you ( APC members ). Not me! I can’t be governor again.

    “Like I keep saying, the world is aware of my fight with the President and the PDP. And so many countries will grant me asylum and the President can’t arrest me. So it’s about you people”.

    “If I knew Tele was going to betray me at this point and make peace with Wike, I wouldn’t have left the PDP. I will encourage you to remain steadfast and expect the worst, because some commissioners will soon join him or will remain with us to sabotage our efforts”. And how do you go to elections with a divided house and political moles? I’m learning people

  • Kekedu

    Dollars at work

  • Sambo Ibrahim

    My warm advice to Gov. Amaechi is for him to return back home, we still have a space for him if he comes with a repentant heart

  • jossy reg

    the truth is always shocking and bitter

    “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.”