Rivers APC: Amaechi disowns Sen. Abe, unveils Tonye Cole

Rivers APC: Amaechi disowns Sen. Abe, unveils Tonye Cole

Sunday, September 16, 2018 11:30 pm

Amaechi addressing the APC rally

Okafor Ofiebor /Port Harcourt
The political rift between the Minister of Transportation and the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State and the South-South zone, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and Senator Magnus Abe representing Rivers South-East in the National Assembly, Magnus Abe, has deepened with the Minister disowning Abe as a member of his political family,
Amaechi,  in a statement endorsed by his media office made available to our correspondent  in Port Harcourt noted that last week, at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja, Abe told newsmen that Amaechi is his leader.
However, Amaechi, the immediate past governor of Rivers State pointedly told Abe at the weekend that he’s not his leader. The Minister, according to the statament then asked Abe to stop deceiving the public by saying ‘Amaechi is my Leader’.
Amaechi was quoted in the statement as saying; “I am not Magnus Abe’s leader. Abe has long left me and the political family that is largely responsible for his rise and fame in politics,”
“How can I be Abe’s leader when he and the minions sponsored by him (Abe), privately and publicly abuses, insults, cast aspersions etc on me, my wife and members of my family, daily? Is that how a follower treats his Leader?
“It’s cheap and indeed shameful political sophistry for Abe to stand in the APC secretariat and deceitfully say I am his leader, while all he has done, both privately and publicly in recent times is to undermine me, the APC and desecrate the APC in Rivers State. As a matter of fact, it is indeed very doubtful if Senator Abe is still in the APC. He mouths APC but his actions belie his words and clearly tell a different story.
“A man who wakes up, create an imaginary parallel party executive and went ahead to open an office for the non-existent parallel executive, that has no base and foundation, cannot be said to be committed, in anyway, to the party. As a matter of fact, his actions are obviously targeted at weakening and destroying the party.
“Such a hypocritical, devious character cannot be my follower. I am not his Leader,” the statement concluded.
Our Correspondent reports that in a political rally held in Eleme, In Eleme local government Area on Saturday, Oji Ngofa, the Nigerian Ambassador to Netherlands was unveiled as APC, Senatorial  Aspirant  for Rivers South-East Senatorial district and Tonye Dele Cole, as the Governorship Aspirant for the All Progressives Congress, APC,in the presence of State Party Executives led by the Chairman, Ojukaye Flag-Amachree.

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