The senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Abe, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the crisis rocking the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Abe, who addressed newsmen in Abuja on Monday, said the conduct of last Saturday’s congresses by APC in the state, is unconstitutional, as there was a court order which suspended the conduct of the exercise, pending when arguments will be heard from both parties.
Making his appeal to President Buhari, Abe said the party has reached a point where it must take a decision to “either live up to the core values of President Buhari and do the right thing or abandon our values and destroy our soul in order to please man.”
Speaking further, Abe added: “You will recollect that I briefed the press before the ward congresses in Rivers State where I stated publicly, that the confusion that was deliberately being set in Rivers state was nothing other than an attempt to display the raw power of man, to destroy and exclude all those who have expressed disagreement with the leader of the party in the state.
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“This cannot be APC. This party cannot trade its soul to massage the ego of any individual. An order of the court is an order of the court. There must be a limit to which we can descend in obeisance to power.
“I respectfully call on our president not to surrender our nation to men without conscience. This party must distance itself from the show of shame that is currently going on in Rivers State.
“To those who have accused me of conniving with Governor Nyesom Wike to cause crisis in the APC, let me say publicly that all my dealings with him have been public and in the best interest of the APC to help douse tension in the state and minimise violence.
“Let others who belong to the same socio-cultural and tribal associations with the governor be bold enough to open up to the world the position of their elders and the various interventions that formed foundations for their actions in the APC in Rivers state. In politics sometimes the more you look the less you see”, he stated.
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