Tonte Ibraye, Tonto Dike: Rivers ADC Suspends Guber, Deputy Candidates

The Rivers State chapter of thr African Democratic Congress (ADC) has announced the suspension of its governorship candidate, Tonte Ibraye and his running mate, Tonto Dikeh.

The suspension is coming just 24-hours to the governorship and state assembly elections in the state as the duo were accused of involving in anti-party activities and insubordination.

Also suspended alongside the candidates is a 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.

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The suspension of Tonte Ibraye, Tonte Dike and others were confirmed in a statement jointly signed by the State Chairman of the ADC, Leader Sampson, the Deputy Chairman, Alali Ikpoemugh and the state Secretary, Gabriel Patterson-Unyeowaji.

The development followed a recommendations by the state disciplinary committee, and ratified by the working committee of the party.

The stated that Ibraye “has created more division in the party, especially with his endorsement of a presidential candidate alongside his running mate and their co-travellers.”

Ibraye and Dikeh were also accused of not showing commitment to their campaign for the forthcoming governorship election, as well as working against the senatorial district candidate in their areas.

When contacted, the Director General of the Campaign Organization of the ADC candidate, Eke Eugene, told Daily Post that “Sampson lacks the power to suspend them following his earlier suspension from the party.”

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