Senator Magnus Abe has warned the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi against fueling fresh crisis in Rivers State All Progressives Congress, (APC) in the name of congress.
Senator Abe gave this warning during an interactive section with some social media influencers in Port Harcourt.
He stated that Amaechi’s actions which resulted in the loss in the election earlier this year will soon happen again.
With this, Abe said his faction of the APC will not be part of the announced congress by Amaechi.
Abe said, “The Minister of Transportation on assuming office and the first thing he did was to announce congress in Rivers APC. And I ask myself, this was the same kind of behavior that led the party to where it is.
“Everybody in Nigeria knows that the origin of crisis in APC was from the congress and how the congress was handled.
“And now, he’s announcing another congress. What congress is he announcing? Is he the chairman of the party. Is he the National Working Committee of the party, is he the court?
“What kind of a leader grows a party like that. We will not accept that congress.”
In a swift Reaction to Abe’s comments, Hon Rotimi Amaechi, the Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State questioned the motive behind Abe’s actions.
Amaechi in a statement by his media office said “I addressed my supporters to go home and prepare for congresses, I didn’t give them any date and time, and those are the responsibility of the national secretariat.
“Senator Magnus Abe has no reason to be afraid of congress; he should tell his supporters to also prepare for congresses of the party in the state since he says he is very popular. A popular politician should be very happy anytime congress is on the table,” Amaechi declared.
The minister had announced to his supporters during the reception in Abuja that followed his inauguration as a second term Minister that they should begin to prepare themselves for congresses as part of rebuilding and re-positioning the party in Rivers State.