A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has blamed the Adams Oshiomhole led National Working Committee (NWC) for the crisis threatening to destroy Rivers State chapter of the party.
He said the party’s clear refusal to address alleged “several infractions and anti-party activities” committed against the party by the senator representing Rivers South-East senatorial district, Senator Magnus Abe, is killing the party in the state.
Eze, a member of Rivers APC, stated this in a statement he made avaliable to Ripples Nigeria, describing as most unfortunate “the constant attack on the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, by Senator Abe.”
He wondered why the leadership of the party had chosen to leave Abe without a sanction, “even as he did not hide his intent to render the party weak against his ally in the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Nyesom Wike, with whom he reportedly worked to deny the party her right to field candidates and campaign in the recently held general elections.”
According to him, the senator has continued to work with both external and internal enemies of the party to decimate and weaken the Rivers chapter of the APC.
He further said that Abe’s crime against the party, … “was more grievous than what the duo of the Imo and Ogun State governors; Owelle Rochas Okorocha and Senator Ibikunle Amosun respectively, were accused of committing, which earned them the axe.
“It would only be just and fair if Senator Abe, after all he had done to harm and humiliate the party, was also sanctioned immediately, to send a strong message to those who might be reasoning along his line.
“Senator Magnus Abe has not only demonstrated his hatred for Amaechi, but exhibited plot to destroy and annihilate the party structure in Rivers State. I don’t need to go in details as all his acts and feats in his single motive of destroying the party are in the public domain for any who has not been following his antecedents in this regard”, he said.
He, however, commended the NWC for all its far-reaching and positive steps to restore sanity to the party, but wondered how Senator Abe, who had committed worse infractions than any of the earlier sanctioned culprits, could have been ignored by the NWC and allow him to act in such a way as if he is above the law.
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