The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, Chris Finebone,has dumped the party for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party.
Finebone has been a strong critic of the state Governor, Nyesom Wike, on all fronts.
Finebone was seen in a photograph posing with Governor Wike, in front of the latter’s private residence along Ara George in Port Harcourt, alongside the state PDP governorsgip candidate , Fubara Siminialaye, as well as a former chairman of the APC, Chief Davies Ikanya, who is also in the PDP.
He was said to have met with the governor and the PDP candidate privately on Thursday evening where the deal was sealed.
When contacted, Finebone confirmed his defection to the ruling party in the state to our correspondent on telephone early on Friday morning.
He said,”Yes, it is true. That was yesterday,” but said the reason for his action would be made known much later.
On Wednesday, this week, the former APC chieftain had slammed the Wike-led administration for turning a blind eye while measles ravaged communities in Abua-Odual local government of the state with deaths recorded.
The latest defection by Finebone has further widen the gulf of high ranking members of the APC and supporters of the immediate past Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who have exited the main opposition party in the state.
Few days ago, a former member of the House of Representatives and former Commissioner for Energy and Natural Resources, Dr. Dawari George, who resigned from the APC last month, had emerged as the state governorsgip candidate of the Action Alliance after a substituted primary held in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.