Before defecting, Rivers Deputy Governor plotted Amaechi’s sack – APC

Rivers State Deputy Governor, Tele Ikuru

The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has expressed joy over the exit of the state deputy governor, Tele Ikuru, from the party, describing him as a “mole” in the party.

Mr. Ikuru resigned his membership of the APC on Sunday, describing it “as a party of rebels, insurgents and anarchists clothed in robes of pretence and deceit”.

He also canvassed support for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Nyesom Wike.

The governor, Chibuike Amaechi, has since expressed shock over the reasons given by his deputy for dumping the APC, which both of them joined in 2013.

In a statement, the Chairman of the APC in Rivers State, Davies Ikanya, described Mr. Ikuru’s exit as “good riddance to bad rubbish”.

He said, “Contrary to the thinking in some quarters, the defection of Engr. Tele Ikuru did not come to us as a surprise. Rather than being shocked, we feel relieved that he is no more part of us because Ikuru was a PDP mole in our midst all these while. Unknown to most people, Ikuru initially refused to leave PDP for APC with Governor Rotimi Amaechi in November 2013.

“However, after series of meetings with his uncle and political mentor, Chief Uche Secondus, the National Vice Chairman of PDP, and some other PDP bigwigs, he was prevailed upon to follow his principal into APC.

“Engr. Ikuru was asked to stay behind to monitor the activities of APC and most importantly to act as a mole for his uncle and plot the fall of APC in the State – a mission which he failed to accomplish because APC is not just a party in Rivers State but indeed a revolutionary movement fully embraced and jealously guarded by the people of the State.”

Mr. Ikanya alleged that the calculation of the PDP and Mr. Ikuru was that Mr. Amaechi would be impeached by hook or crook to clear the way for him (Ikuru) to assume as governor.

He said in keeping with the plot of making Mr. Ikuru the substantive governor, the PDP set in motion a machinery, to use five members of the State House of Assembly to impeach the Speaker, but the move was foiled by the Majority Leader, Chidi Lloyd, and other members of the House.

The APC chairman added that the plan was that after impeaching the Speaker, the five “renegade” lawmakers would go ahead to impeach Mr. Amaechi and subsequently declare Mr. Ikuru as the substantive governor.
“When this plot failed, Engr. Ikuru was asked to remain in APC in the hope that the Presidency would somehow find a way to force Gov. Amaechi out of office,” Mr. Ikanya said.

“As part of this plot, the Presidency contrived a crisis with regard to the appointment of a Chief Judge for the State but failed to actualise the appointment of Justice Daisy Okocha, who was expected to facilitate the impeachment of Gov Amaechi.

“When this plot failed, PDP resorted to the mobilisation of ex-militants from Bayelsa and Rivers states to protest in the State in the hope that this would result in an insecurity crisis to be used as an excuse by the Presidency to declare a state of emergency in Rivers and impose Engr. Ikuru as Governor.”

The APC chairman further explained that when all this failed, the deputy governor was asked to remain in APC in the hope that the party would give him its gubernatorial ticket or a senatorial ticket.

He stressed, “When this failed his uncle, Uche Secondus, advised him to stay on but this time to destabilize APC in his Andoni Local Government Area.

“Towards this end, Engr. Ikuru pocketed hundreds of millions of naira meant for the development of the party in Andoni and threw in the towel as he was about to be called to account for anti-party activities after asking his supporters not to attend the door to door rally held by Dr Dakuku Peterside, the APC gubernatorial candidate in February, 2015 and the women mobilisation organised by Dame Judith Amaechi the wife of the Governor of Rivers State few weeks ago.”

Mr. Ikanya said for some time now the deputy governor had stopped attending to his official duties or following the party to campaign rallies.

“We are, therefore, expectedly relieved by his exit and wish to call on our teeming supporters not to shed a tear as it will have no effect whatsoever on the fortunes of APC and its candidates in the forthcoming general elections in the State instead to thank God for removing a ‘Judas Iscariot’ in our midst,” the APC chairman said.


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  • APC-PDP

    A lot of nonsense from Rivers APC. If you knew he was a mole why was the Governor shocked? If you knew he was a mole, why didn’t APC fire him?

    • Richard

      The Governor was shocked for the reasons he gave for his defection.

  • sammyctu ode

    I can authoritatively say that I gave this boy the opportunity to serve his NYSC in warri with our oil company when other departments rejected him. His brother worked under me and he betrayed his own immediate senior brother so I am not surprised about his evil behavior. I just wish Gov. Amaechi should have sacked him a long time ago.

    • Uzoma

      Why do you have to _authoritatively_ say it? OK, I see, important people like you have to always say things authoritatively, in particular if you’re talking about a little boy you gave the opportunity to serve his NYSC in your oil company and who would later rise to the level of deputy governor of a state. BTW, didn’t know governors could sack deputy governors.

  • Frank Bassey

    I now have reasons to agree with Ikuru that APC is “a party of rebels, insurgents and anarchists clothed in robes of pretence and deceit”. Amaechi expressed shock at Ikuru’s defection, the party said they were not. Why did you allow all these plots since you knew Ikuru was a mole in APC?

    • Moe

      The rectum farted, but you insist on knocking the head.

  • katalyst

    Discordant tunes. Amaechi is shocked, he even said Tele Ikuru moved the motion to join APC. Amaechi said Tele Ikuru was a mobilizer for APC and you guys come here and spew rubbish? How could Tele Ikuru plan impeachment of Amaechi in a house of assembly that was non existent and in the pocket of Amaechi? We’ll the chicken has come home to roost. Deal with it APC .

  • onenigerian2014

    APC is a party of “rebels, insurgents and anarchists clothed in the robes of pretence and deceit.” APC, you are physically, intellectually, psychologically, socially spiritually mentally dotish !!!. Mind you I didn’t insult you, I described you.

  • Total

    Bad loosers. Why telling the lies now? 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.

  • evi

    Mr Ikuru will be accused of all manner of crimes now that he has left apc, he will be labelled the devil buut Amaechi has forgotten that he is also guilty of leaving the party that made him a governor. Amaechi can’t swallow the bitter pill he gave others to drink

  • bonifacejoe

    For more than a year with APC,Ikuru saw it all and knows what is saying of this APC expired. No propaganda will reverse these facts and truth.

  • 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. Hence all these lies-He refused to leave the PDP now he was the one who raised the motion for Amaechi to leave PDP for APC–

    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”.

    Engr Ikulu has now joined hands with Mr Wike the PDP candidate who has over 85% chance to win the election to ensure that PDP recovers the state and handing President Jonathan a landslide in the state on March 28, 2015. Engr Ikulu left the APC with about 28,000 of his supporters to the PDP.

    The CHANGE have started in Rivers state

    • musa aliyu

      Year change or what? Come Saturday we shall see what will be left of the 5000 naira they always give you to fabricate lies ffk

    • Omababa

      You are too good and civic in the art of infamy. Why Jona didn’t use you instead of Fani Kayode. But I bet you by Saturday your contract will end because ur lies won’t save PDP and Jonothin.

  • ologbin

    Exit of Tele Ikuru will have no impact on the victory of APC in both the Federal and State elections. He will regret his actions sooner than later

  • Ibrahim M

    APC are terrible at ‘damage control’. Why didn’t they say this before he decamped? Mr Ikuru became disillusioned with APC’S lies, deceits, fake promises and violence instigating political approach. Simply put, he realized that Buhari is inadequate, and more and more people are realizing this. #NO2Buhari

    • Arabakpura

      The disillusionment came too late! What if February 14 and 28 had come?

      • Ibrahim M

        Well it didn’t come, did it?

        • Arabakpura

          Feb 14 did come; it was a valentine day!

          • Ibrahim M

            Don’t act smart, the cap doesn’t fit. We are talking about the election.

          • Arabakpura

            In your mind, do you think I would be wrong to say that you have no Love in you?

  • Acosta

    People now see the lies in APC. Nonsense party

    • Omotolaaraujo

      Really? 19 to 16! Don’t ever forget who cheats the vote. Jonathan’s boys!

  • samson john

    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

    • Festuso

      Rubbish! PDP will sink Rivers and divert more of your Oil Wells to Bayelsa which was what Amaechi was fighting against from the beginning. Be wise….DO NOT FOLLOW TELE IKURU TO COMMIT POLITICAL SUICIDE1

  • samson john

    APC is a useless party

  • favourtalk

    Shame on this man, he could have watch before joining the drowning party. It is over for PDP. Change is here

  • tsunami1earthquake

    You knew he plotted Amaechi’s sack, what did you do? If this gentleman had not defected on his own volition he would still have been the deputy governor all through! The APC is now revealing its underbelly in the sense that they are always powerless to tackle a problem, even when they get to know about it. Buhari is quintessential of this when he got to know that IBB was about to topple him in those years of military coup and Buhari did nothing. Nigeria might not benefit much with this Buhari as president.

  • MushinSpeaks

    Their plan will not see the light of the day…let them continue. CHANGE WILL COME

  • pinky minaj

    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..

  • redeem

    Did Amaechi not betray the president and the peopl of Rivers state-?–whatever goes up-must one day come down——-

  • richkid

    Lols hear his blabing! The young man said apc is party of falsehood, propaganda, anarchy. Wolves in sheep clothing etc and from your statement party chairman didn’t sound any different from that.. false alarm everywhere tell me if any body want to remove amaechi

  • clem

    This is a stark fallacy no matter what u people may paint this man to be,nobody is ready to believe u guys,Amaechi had captioned it well by regretting his defection into APC, He said that Ikuru seconded their movement into APC and I asked who moved the motion?I remembered Amaechi saying that if he had knwn that Engr.Tele wud disappoint him he wudnt have defected to APC,So what else do the Party Chairman want to tell us here,please Mr Chairman your Party had be beaten below the belt

  • richkid

    Lols hear his blabing! The young man said apc is party of falsehood, propaganda, anarchy. Wolves in sheep clothing etc and from your statement party chairman didn’t sound any different from that.. false alarm everywhere tell me if any body want to remove amaechi

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    • Clay

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  • Aminu Baba

    Listen to this!: “Mr. Ikanya alleged that the calculation of the PDP and Mr. Ikuru was that Mr. Amaechi would be impeached by hook or crook to clear the way for him (Ikuru) to assume as governor.”
    Man and his ambition! After Murtala/Bissalla and Buhari/Babangida treachery, nothing is impossible about the extent Nigerian specie of Homo Sapiens can go to illegitimately grab power. The man has been lying under deep cover, like the story of Oladipo Diyarbakir, in order to enjoy the goodies of the two worlds without sharing in the responsibilities. Finally God don catch am!

  • bola1992

    Vote responsibly

    We have entered a critical week in Nigeria’s political History.
    The world is watching with interest as we go to the polls on Saturday.
    This great Nation, sure deserves change. Change of attitude, lifestyle, thinking, etc. Not the change that will depend on one man but the change where everyone will take responsibility towards building a better country.

    Some people have tried to convince me to vote for their candidate because they believe he will bring “change”
    They say:
    On certificate; …just vote for him even if he presents “NEPA” bill
    On public debate; …just vote even if he shuns every opportunity to explain how he will bring change.
    On Religion; …just vote for him even if he doesn’t condemn Islamic extremism
    On Recycling old rulers… Just vote for him,he has changed
    On Corruption…Just vote even if he’s surrounded and funded by corrupt people, he would change them.
    On ability to lead a modern Nigeria…they say just vote for him, we have a good team that will teach him.

    I asked,why this blind faith? They said, “because the man who is in-charge now has failed, let’s experiment with General….he’s too old to be corrupt.”
    I asked,what if the experiment fails? They said, then we will change him in 4yrs time…hmmmm.

    I want a better life for my family and country but I’m grateful for the progress so far made. I’m not ready to throw away what I have and follow the promises of Nigerian politicians.

    President Jonathan may not have accomplished all he set to do but no one can deny the fact that his gentle nature and leadership has given us the freedom we never had. Freedom is the core essence of democracy. For the first time in our history even idiots can insult the President and sleep without worry.

    On Saturday 28th March, exercise your freedom and vote who you like. I’ll vote for GEJ. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria,God bless and keep us all,Amen. #VoteNotFight#Peace.

  • bola1992

    Aisha Buhari defiled at the age of 9 yrs.

    Concerned Nigerian gender activists have called on the women of Edo State to forgive the unguarded comments recently credited to Mrs. Aisha Buhari, wife of the APC Presidential Candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari.
    Mrs. Buhari had in a campaign rally for her husband’s presidential bid in Edo State over the weekend had described the women of Edo State, as “prostitutes” claiming her husband’s administration will stop the prostitution by Edo women abroad.
    In a swift response to Mrs. Buhari on Monday in Benin, Sarah Obozuwa, Founder of the Edo Women for Change (EWC) called on Edo women to forgive Mrs. Buhari. “Aisha Buhari was born on September 29, 1979. As of today, Mrs. Buhari is only 35 years of age. She was married to Buhari in August 13, 1989, at the age of 9. This means that Buhari at age 47, in 1989 was having sex with Aisha Buhari at the tender age of 9, an underage according to the constitution of Nigeria. So Mrs. Buhari is a victim of sustained childhood rape and her outbursts are understandable”, she said.
    Speaking further, Mrs. Obozuwa said: “How Buhari got Aisha Buhari pregnant at age 13 is a chilling story of a Buhari who defiled Aisha as a little child while she was visiting Zulai, Buhari’s eldest daughter who was her playmate. It is ironic how such a traumatized woman now stands at the vanguard of stigmatizing fellow women.”

    • John Chukwuma

      This is insane, baseless, insensitive and childish.