Strong indications have emerged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) may be heading for yet another division and imminent collapse following a new development that did not go down well with some of the stakeholders.
There was indication last week that the Minister for Transportation and the leader of the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has directed his longtime friend and a business mogul, Chief Tonye Cole, to prepare to run for Rivers governorship come 2019.
This, it was gathered, did not go down well with those loyal to the NIMASA Boss, Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, who felt disappointed after obeying and hoping that their boss would be anointed for the exalted position.
One of such is Mr. Ken Minima who is an ardent supporter of the NIMASA boss. He took to his Facebook page to show his displeasure of the ugly event.
Mr. Cole had all of a sudden, began criticizing the policies of the Rivers State government of Nyesom Wike, lending credence to the rumours.
The minister has made it known that he Will only support a Riverine candidate as opposed to a candidate from upland.
Although, political big weights like the senator representing Rivers East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Magnus Abe, is also said to be nursing an ambition come 2019.
A source said that the Minister of Transportation had been in a state of dilemma as to whom to choose between the trio of Dumo Lulu-Briggs, Tonye Cole and the Director General of NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside before the latest development.