The deputy governorship candidate of the African Action Congress in Rivers State, Akpo Yeeh, has announced his resignation from the party.
Yeeh made the announcement in a letter dated March 25 and addressed to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.
He, thereafter, said he has decided to join the Peoples Democratic Party.
The letter said: “I write to most respectfully notify you of my resignation from the membership of the African Action Congress (AAC) with effect from today, 25 March 2019 and subsequent defection to the Peoples Democratic Party.
“Please, note also that by this notice, I cease to be the deputy governorship candidate of the AAC for the 2019 governorship election in Rivers State.”
explained that he took the decision as a result of the alleged hijack of the party’s structure by a faction of the All Progressives Congress in the state.
Yeeh accused the faction of using the AAC as a platform to subvert the will of the people and causing crisis in Rivers State.