Magnus Abe, the former Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District has extended caution to Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation against him springing up new problems in the All Progressives Congress,(APC) in Rivers State.
Senator Abe cautioned Amechi while in port Harcourt with few social media influencers.
He stated that the behaviour portrayed by Amaechi caused APC’s loss in Rivers State during the 2019 General elections and there is about to be a re-occurrence.
Senator Abe emphasized that his district will not condole Amaechi’s intention to call for a congress.
Abe stated: “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 behaviour that led the party to where it is.
“Everybody in Nigeria knows that the origin of the crisis in APC was from 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 congress.”
In response to Abe’s statement, Leader of the APC, Rivers State, and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi tackled the reason behind senator abe’s negation concerning upcoming congresses of the APC in Rivers State.
Amaechi stated through his media office that he does not understand why senator Abe is against Amaechi calling his supporters for congress.
“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.
Rotimi Amaechi had earlier announced the proposed congress in the reception in Abuja following his inauguration as a minister for the second time that his supporters should look forward to congresses as a strategy to restructure APC in Rivers state.