Confusion in APC as Amaechi, Abe rift deepen in Rivers state
- The committee that was to handle the congress of the APC Rivers state was accused of manipulating the result
- Supporters of Senator Magnus Abe shut the venue of the event
A convention supposedly being planned in Rivers state by the All Progressives Congress became chaotic following what witnesses say is a rift between Rotimi Amaechi and Magnus Abe.
Amaechi, a former governor of the state and current minister of transport, is reported to be having a political battle with Magnus Abe, a former senator and ally.
At the time of this report, hundreds of supporters loyal to Abe blocked members of the party’s national convention committee from exiting Novotel Hotel, where the congress reportedly held.
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Vanguard reports that Abe’s supporters stormed the hotel with complaints that the convention committee had refused to distribute the material meant for the election to the 23 LGAs
The supporters claimed that the results of the election supposed to take place at the convention had been written to favour a faction of the party.
One of the aggrieved members, a lawmaker representing Eleme/Tai/Oyibo federal constituency at the National Assembly, Hon Barinada Mpigi, complained that the delegate lists had been manipulated.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported earlier that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state has reacted to an allegation by Governor Nyesom Wike that the party played politics during the visit of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.
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Osinbajo visited Rivers state on Thursday, July 27, and inaugurated a fertiliser plant built by Indorama Eleme Petrochemical Limited and two other projects by the state government.
But according to Wike, the Rivers APC prevented Osinbajo from inaugurating the remaining projects executed by his administration and even tried to prevent him (Osinbajo) from coming.
Watch this video and hear what an APC member said about the party: