Senator Magnus Abe, who represents Rivers State South-East in the Senate, has said he will not attend the public hearing of a petition written against the Nigerian Army by the Civil Liberties Organisation.
The senator who stated this in a letter addressed to Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, claimed that the public hearing was part of the political manipulation of Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike-led Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDPs) government in the state.
According to Abe, Mr Livingstone Wechie, who appended the petition leading to the public hearing was a friend of Wike.
He accused him of supporting a campaign of calumny against the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State.
Abe, noted that Wechie was the pilot of a group, Integrity Group, which submitted a petition against former Governor Rotimi Amaechi before the Senate, adding that he was the plaintiff in a suit filed to stop the swearing in of an APC lawmaker, Victoria Nyeche, in the Rivers State House of Assembly.
In his letter to Dogara entitled, “Re: Politically manipulated public hearings on Rivers State,” Abe maintained that Governor Wike had been manipulating the National Assembly to interfere in the affairs of Rivers State against the interest of the opposition APC in the state.
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