A former member of the House of Representatives, Ogbonma Nwuke, who is a loyalist of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has dumped the All Progressives Congress.
Nwuke who resigned his position as the spokesman of the River State chapter of the APC last week, said he left the party because of inequality in the sharing of appointments. He said this in an interview with newsmen in Port Harcourt, late on Monday.
Nwuke, who served as Commissioner for Information and Communications during the first tenure of Rotimi Amaechi as Governor of Rivers State, decried the injustice mated out to his Etche ethnic nationality in Rivers State.
He said, “For more than six years, we have not seen the change that they promised us. They have not considered us worthy of any appointment except an assistant to the NDDC Managing Director.
“In the 23 Local Government Areas of Rivers state, Etche is empty when it comes to sharing of appointments. I cannot stand the frustration staring my people in the face.
“We have waited for the past six years and we have not been found worthy for any appointment. It is time to step aside from the APC.
“I didn’t anticipate that this day would come. We were promised change in APC. But we have not seen the change. I am leaving APC stronger and more united than I met it.”
Speaking on his next political destination, Nweke explained that although he was yet to make up his mind, the “PDP is beckoning on me but we are not in a hurry.”