Youths, Women Celebrate Failure Of Sekibo’s Defection Bid


Youths and women wings of the Action Congress Party in Rivers State, have celebrated the failed attempts by Dr. Abiye Sekibo, the former Transport Minister and others to hijack the party’s leadership in the state.

The two groups which paid a solidarity visit to the party leader in Rivers State, Prince Toney J. T. Princewill at his Port Harcourt residence last Monday, said Sekibo’s rejection by the party’s hierarchy confirmed   the  reservations about his possible acceptance into the fold of the party.

Speaking, Dr. E. Welli and Norisia Pepple, leaders of the respective groups said they were suspicious of Sekibo’s intention and motives, as many members threatened to leave the party.

The two groups said they were initially sad that the national leadership of the party was allowing him into the party.

The Imo group used the opportunity provided by the solidarity visit to congratulate Prince Tonye Princwill on him his recent appointment as a member of the Board of Trustees of Action Congress.

They also commended him for his  contributions for making the AC in the state the most viable and visible among  chapters of the party in the country.

While responding to the two groups, Prince Princewill commended them for their solidarity, and urged them to continue to keep faith with the party’s leadership in the state.

He, however, stated that the decision to welcome Dr Sekibo into the party initially was in good faith but expressed shock at  his outburst.

According to him, Sekibo’s hostile disposition was unwarranted.