- The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has broken his silence on the crisis rocking the APC
- Amaechi says he knows nothing about the crisis
- The former governor of River state, however, warned his supporters to shun violence
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As the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) continues to fester both at the national and the state levels, the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has finally opened up.
The Nation reports that the former governor of Rivers state said he knows nothing about the crisis rocking the party as being speculated in some quarters.
Legit.ng gathered that the minister said he was making efforts to stay away from politics.
He also cautioned his supporters and Rivers people to shun violence. He said violence was not the best way to resolve any issue.
Speaking during a TV interview on Tuesday, June 23, the minister said the rule of law must be respected and upheld at all times.
On the crisis in his party, he said: “What is happening in APC, I don’t know, what is happening in Rivers state, I don’t know. What I have done is to keep away from politics, even if I’m bothered, it will be internally; there is nobody there (in the party) who is a child, we are 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 an 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 ‘sidon look’.
“I believe that no matter how angry you are, no matter how institutions are manipulated, a judge once said ‘I’m allowed to be wrong, that’s why you have the court of appeal, that’s why you have the supreme court.’ So if you think that what the state judiciary is doing is wrong, then you go to the Court of Appeal, you go to the Supreme Court and ensure you exhaust the due process.
“My kids and my brothers know that I’m not a man who will come out to subvert the law. So I will not come and help you, if you are my brother or my son and you take the law into your hands.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that following his suspension as the national deputy secretary of the APC, the embattled self-acclaimed acting national chairman of the party, Victor Giadom has fired back at his critics.
It was reported Giadom said on Monday, June 22, during a press conference that the only way out of the on-going leadership crisis in the party is a convocation of the National Executive Council (NEC).
Speaking with newsmen at the party's national secretariat, Abuja, the embattled APC leader said it was high time the party was handed over to higher organ since the lingering issues are beyond the National Working Committee (NWC).
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