Dumo Lulu-Briggs, an aspirant for the Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket, has dumped the party for Accord Party.
Dumo Lulu-Briggs pulled out of the APC governorship primaries sighting irregularities on the part of the APC leadership in Rivers State.
The primary was won by the co-founder of Sahara Group, Pastor Tonye Cole.
He had also accused Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, of imposing candidates on the party.
On why he defected from APC, Briggs speaking to newsmen in the state said: “I am 100 percent Rivers just as you, and so I trust that we shall keep our friendship and possibly realign if and when we feel the need.
“I bear no grudge or malice and I implore that you take none towards me. What is obvious is that I have to continue my quest to help liberate our state by advancing my vision on another platform.
“I take from the experience valuable lessons, and from you, I took warm memories. I pray that God keeps us healthy and able to rescue Rivers State and elect a governor who will give Rivers people quality leadership and service.
“Once again, I reiterate that it is about Rivers people and my doors are open, praying that we find ourselves in ONE ACCORD.”