Tony Okocha, the former chief of staff to the governor of Rivers State and chairman of the All Progressives Congress Caretaker Committee in that state, has talked about the reasons behind his tense working relationship with Rotimi Amaechi. He emphasized that throughout the presidential race, tensions increased. He pointed out that he sided with President Bola Asiwaju Tinubu’s team despite advice that he ought to have backed Amaechi. He blamed the toxic dynamic on Amaechi’s purported insensitivity to his supporters, highlighting the fact that Amaechi acts as though he doesn’t care about anyone else and takes charge without cause. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
He mentioned how Amaechi sent a directive to his followers not to vote for Asiwaju in the general election. He clarified that he didn’t investigate Amaechi’s standing within the party due to the presence of caretaker committee members from his faction. He refuted claims of trying to exclude Amaechi’s camp, emphasizing the committee’s diverse composition from various factions.
He said in an interview with The Sun, ”The Sour relationship between me and Rotimi Amaechi got to a crescendo during the Presidential election. Some people felt I should have supported my boss Rotimi Amaechi but I was on the side of Asiwaju. His problem is that he has no time to listen to his followers, nobody means anything to him and he wants everything to be at whims and caprices.
Again, he announced to his followers to vote against Asiwaju. I did not bother to find out his status in the party because we have members of the caretaker committee who are from his camp. It is also completely wrong to claim that we are trying to shut his camp out. The Caretaker Committee didn’t come from only one faction.” CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>