The Rivers State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Davies Ibiyamu-Ikanya, has been accused of outright incompetence by youths from Andoni Local Government Area during a protest on Monday at the State Secretariat.
The group, under the aegis of the Andoni Youth Wing of APC, further alleged that the party lost in the area during the last re-run elections in the state because Ibiyamu-Ikanya took bribe from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
One Solomon Frederick Ededeh, who led the group during the protest, said that APC youths in the area have decided not to recognize Ibiyamu-Ikanya as the party’s chairman any longer.
“We went to the house of the Chairman to pay him solidarity. Instead of him to receive us, he ordered his policemen to chase us out of his compound.
“The Chairman is fond of doing that. He does not receive visitors because he feels we are in his house to beg for money. We are tired of having that kind of man as our Chairman.
“We reject the awful leadership of Ikanya. He has failed. He failed to deliver the party even in his own local government. He has injected total divide into the party.
“Ikanya sponsored the failure of the APC in the December 10th rerun legislative election. He worked for the PDP and he just allowed us to waste our time. He collected money from them. He jettisoned the representation of the party excos at the Local government level.
“We are tired. That is why we are protesting. The Leaders of the party should remove him,” Ededeh said.