A former spokesperson of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP, and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has advised the reconciliation committee set up by the party, not to waste its time persuading Senator Magnus Abe to return to the mainstream of the party in the state.
The APC committee is headed by the immediate past Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
Eze gave the advice in a statement he signed and issued to Veloxnews in Port Harcourt on Thursday.
Eze noted that it would be a waste of the precious time of the committee, adding that Senator Abe had shown that he still remains in the party only to destroy it.
Eze also advised Senator Abe to stop blaming his self-inflicted political woes on the Minister of Transportation, who is also the Director-General/Secretary of the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO), Rt. Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
He said that the allegation that the Minister ‘humiliated’ the senator in the presence of his wife was a disinformation, simply targeted at winning sympathy.
According to him, Amaechi offended Abe for telling him, just like he told the likes of Dr Dakuku Peterside, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, Dr. Davies Sekonte and other leaders of the party, that were interested to fly the flag of the APC in Rivers State to shelve his political intentions temporarily.
According to him, Amaechi took the decision to enable all well-meaning members and stakeholders rebuild the party in the State, adding “all agreed to shelve their ambitions to allow the party to be rebuilt, but Abe who had other plans went ahead to continue with his plan of weakening and polarising the party structure in the State.”
According to Eze, “the crisis in APC in Rivers state is now beyond Abe as he lacks the mandate to decide of coming back to APC as those sponsoring him are hellbent on ensuring that APC is decimiated and President Buhari doesn’t win the relevant votes in the State as a ploy to pull down Rt. Hon. Amaechi as a retilatilation for ensuring the victory of APC in the 2015 presidential election.”
Eze alleged a move by Governor [Nyesom] “Wke to secretly secure an exparte order few days ago from the Federal High Court, praying the court to declare all APC candidates in the forthcoming general elections vacant as a result of Justice Chinwendu Nworgu’s judgment showing that Wike knowing the futility of this step if he has any knowledge of elementary principle of law that he was neither a member of APC or contested the APC primaries to qualify him to seek the intervention of the court on internal affairs of APC.
Eze noted that, “what Wike have achieved by this latest strange step is to expose his collaboration with Magnus Abe all these months to destroy APC in Rivers State but it is a pity that his latest plot will not only hits a brick wall but will lead to his formal ouster from the Brick House come 2019 as the entire Rivers State people are tired of his visionless administration and extra four years of his misfortune administration will not only strangulate the State but will bring more hardship and shame to the State.
“It is sad that Abe could because of politics continued to malign the person and personality of Amaechi by sponsoring the blackmailing, spreading of falsehood and decimation of Amaechi whose inputs towards his present political career need not be over-emphasised. Does Amaechi’s idea of pleading for unity amongst the stakeholders for a stronger and purposeful APC now culminate into humiliating anybody?
“For Barr Wogu Boms former Attorney General and Commissioner for justice during the administration of Amaechi now a strong tool in Abe’s Camp in the plot to destroy APC for obvious strategy of keeping Governor Wike in power till 2023 to tell the world that Amaechi is planning to destroy APC is the most regrettable statement any sound mind could make talkless of a fellow whose incompetence was so exposed and benefitted so much from the administration of Amaechi,” Eze said.
The APC chieftain, however, charged Abe to retrace his steps and abandon his alliance with Governor Nyesom Wike and his party, the PDP, noting that he should have already seen enough signs that the project is a stillbirth, especially as many of the corner routes the Governor and his cohorts have taken had so far led to a dead-end and most importantly Pastor Tonye Cole the APC Standard-Bearer has become a movement in the politics of Rivers State and nothing will stop his swearing-in ceremony come 29th May, 2019 as the Governor of Rivers State.