Rivers ADC Suspends Guber Candidates, Tonte Ibraye, Tonto Dike

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Rivers State, has suspended its governorship candidate, Tonte Ibraye, and his running mate, over alleged anti-party activities and insubordination.

Rivers ADC Suspends Guber Candidates, Tonte Ibraye, Tonto Dike

Also suspended is the former State Deputy Chairman of the party, Ode Lawrence-Gbagire, the former State Secretary, Eke Iheanyi-Eugene, former Youth leader, Deinma Emmanuel, the former Publicity Secretary, Luckyman Egila and former Legal Adviser, Hamza Victor-Chukere.

The suspension is coming 2 days before the Governorship and state assembly elections slated for Saturday, 18 March 2023.

In a statement jointly signed by the State Chairman of the party, Leader Sampson, the Deputy Chairman, Alali Ikpoemugh, and the state Secretary, Gabriel Patterson-Unyeowaji, the suspension follows recommendations by the state disciplinary committee which was also ratified by the state working committee of the party.

The statement also revealed that the governorship candidate of the party, Mr. Ibraye since his emergence, “has created more division in the party, especially with his endorsement of a presidential candidate alongside his running mate and their “co-travelers .”

The statement also said the governorship candidate of and his running mate, did not show any commitment to their campaign for the forthcoming governorship election, alleging that they worked against the senatorial district candidate in their areas.

They called on members of the public to take note, as the suspended individuals do not have the right to speak for the party.

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