Dumo Lulu-Briggs, an aspirant for the Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket, has dumped the party for Accord Party.
During the APC primary in September, he had opted out of the race, citing the lack of transparency in the process. He had also accused Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, of imposing candidates on the party.
Speaking on his decision to defect from the APC, he said: "I am 100% 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."