- APC chieftain Eze Chukwuemeka has dropped a fresh revelation about what led to Rotimi Amaechi's silence in the polity
- The APC chieftain noted that Amaechi is focused on his academics, adding that his return to the political scene is imminent
- This comes in the wake of Rivers political crisis involving Nyesom Wike and his political godson, Sim Fubara
Rivers state, Port Harcourt - Chief Eze Chukwuemeka, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state has explained why Rotimi Amaechi, the former minister of transportation has gone under the radar.
In an interview with The Punch newspaper, Chukwuemeka disclosed that Amaechi has been busy with studies at the Nigerian Law School, Abuja and just finished his exams.
Responding to a question on why the former minister has been quiet to Rivers state crisis and national politics after losing the APC presidential primary to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Chukwuemeka said:
"Let us exercise a little patience as Amaechi will soon address the nation.
"The former minister has been preoccupied with studies at the Nigerian Law School, Abuja. He just finished his Bar Part ll Exams. So Nigerians will begin to hear from him from time to time. I know a lot of people are waiting for him for direction. Let’s keep faith."
Meanwhile, the interview was published by the newspaper on Monday, December 11, 2023, amid the ongoing rift between Nyesom Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and his successor, Sim Fubara.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigerians dragged the former minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi into Rivers state's political crisis.
Recall the political crisis in Rivers state following the impeachment plot of Governor Siminalayi Fubara by the state's assembly lawmakers.
APC dissolves Rivers state excos, details emerge
Also, Legit.ng reported that the national working committee (NWC) of the APC led by Abdullahi Ganduje dissolved the executive of the Rivers state chapter of the party.
This move comes amid recent tensions and power struggles within the party.
The NWC on Wednesday, November 22, dissolved the state's executives and immediately appointed a seven-member caretaker committee to manage the affairs of the party in Rivers temporarily.
"We’ll vote Tinubu again in 2027": Wike speaks while hosts Rivers APC
In another development, Legit.ng reported also that Nyesom Wike, the FCT minister, commented on the future of the presidential election in Rivers state while hosting the state chapter of the APC in the state.
Wike, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), vowed to mobilize votes for President Bola Tinubu in the 2027 presidential election, adding that those who garnered 2000 votes in the 2023 election will get nothing come 2027.
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