Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation and Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, has denied knowing the cause of the crisis rocking the governing party.
In a statement on Tuesday from his media office, Amaechi disclosed that he had decided to stay away from state and national politics.
The former Rivers state governor wondered why the APC cannot resolve its issues, especially when all members of the party are “adults”.
Amaechi said he had resolved to adopt the approach of a bystander, adding that he doesn’t want to get involved in politics.
He said: “What is happening in APC, I don’t know; what is happening in Rivers State, I don’t know. What I’ve done is to keep away from politics. Even if I’m bothered, it’ll be internally.
“There’s nobody there (in the party) who is a child; we’re all adults. I don’t want to get involved in politics.
“Nigerians know me for being blunt and honest. Some see it as arrogance, some see it as being brash, whatever it is. What do I need to say that I have not said before? It’s internal dynamics of politics, it’s internal struggle.
“So, I have said it several times. When we fought in 2015, I said this country cannot continue the way it is going. I’m not helpless, but I’m doing what they call ‘siddon look.”
Victor Giadom, from Rivers State, and Hilliard Eta have both tussled over the leadership of the APC.
Various court rulings have also deepened the crisis that is rocking the party.