The former Acting-Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Mr. Igo Aguma, has announced his exit from the party over the inability of the APC to protect his rights as a member.
He claimed that the APC as a party endangers party members’ lives and does not give them any form of protection.
The former chairman had filed an appeal against the Court of Appeal judgment that upturned a High Court judgment that declared him the authentic acting chairman of APC in Rivers State, but the Supreme Court dismissed his appeal on Friday.
“It is now clear that it is not within the purview of the court to protect the rights and privileges of members of a political party, in this case, the APC.
“It is the APC that should protect the rights of her members but has failed to do so.
“I cannot continue to be a member of a political party that endangers and does not give any form of protection to the rights of its members,” Mr. Aguma said in a statement on Friday in Port Harcourt.
“Therefore, I announce my exit from the All Progressives Congress immediately. To God be the glory,” he declared.
His exit from the party has further divided the APC which has been unstable in Rivers State prior to the 2019 election where the party was unable to provide a gubernatorial candidate.