A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has said that Senate President Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House of Representives, Yakubu Dogara; former governor of Kanu State, Rabiu Kwankwaso and others had asked Senator Magnus Abe to remain in the party to cause problems and destroy it.
Eze, a former spokesperson of the New Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP, said this while kicking against the screening of Abe by the APC leadership to contest the party’s governorship primary in Rivers State.
The APC chieftain in a statement obtained by newsmen on Tuesday, expressed his displeasure and wondered the criteria used in screening the Senator, who, according to him, had severally been involved in what he described as grievous anti-party activities.
He also claimed that the senator was current in alliance with Governor Nyesom Wike to sabotage the party’s fortunes.
It would be recalled that the National Secretariat of the party had screened Senator Abe and certified him as qualified to participate in the party’s governorship primary, which is scheduled for September 29, 2018.
But Eze faulted the party’s decision, noting that the Senator had been working hand in glove with the Governor of Rivers State, a leading People’s Democratic Party (PDP) figure to undermine the APC in the state, citing the institution of legal matters against the party, attempt at pulling down the party structure in the State by setting up a parallel party Secretariat in the State.
Eze reiterated that Abe, apart from establishing an illegal party structure in Rivers State, was a party to the formation of the Reformed APC that claimed to be a faction of the mainstream of APC.
He continued, “Most of Abe’s associates in the Reformed APC that includes Barry Mpigi, Senate President Saraki, Speaker of House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara, Governor Tambwual of Sokoto State, Senator Kwankwaso have all formally joined Governor Wike in PDP while they asked Abe to stay back in APC to do the dirty task of destroying the party.
“Not minding all that Abe have done to destroy APC by joining forces with Wike and other external forces to carry out his dastard acts, Eze claims that Abe is not relenting to ensure that the leader of the party in South -South, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi is destroyed.”