A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has blamed Senator Magnus Abe for the internal crisis rocking the Rivers State chapter of the party.
Eze in a letter forwarded to the Bisi Akande-led APC Reconciliation Committee accused Senator Abe of supporting a group of party stakeholders to destroy the party during the 2019 general elections.
Recall that Abe was the factional governorship candidate of the party in Rivers during the 2019 general elections after.
Eze in his statement said, “I must reiterate that Dr Akande-led Reconciliation Committee should note that the case of Rivers State chapter of the party is a bit unique and different from that of other chapters and therefore, cannot be handled in a manner depicting a mere feud, owing to the fact that some extremes and agents of other political parties and external forces are interested and hell-bent on destabilizing and weakening the party structure in the State in order to pave way for the operation of a one-party system in the State.”
“Abe and his co-conspirators continued with their denigration of the party beyond 2015 when the group embarked on an obvious destructive mission with the determination that the party would not field any candidate during the 2019 general elections, and this was the result”.
Eze further stated that the reconciliation committee of the party may face some difficulties in trying to reconcile the aggrieved members of the party.
He claimed, “A recompense for the success of their unholy venture and treacherous alliance with the People’s Democratic Party in Rivers State, some of them have been appointed into the Rivers State Executive Council under a PDP Government, others have formally joined PDP in droves and others have contested elective elections under PDP and won while others are in confidence, waiting for their own reward for a job well done.”
“Not relenting in their satanic and anti-people assignment, the group has once again, vowed that the party will not exist to participate in the 2023 general elections in Rivers State, the reason is why they have defiled all hands-on solution to the problems of the party in Rivers State, and has continued to push passionately for the extinction of the party to pave way for the opposition in the state as they have done in previous elections”.
Eze also described the decision taken by one Igo Aguma as a plan to destroy the party having volunteered to be used by the Rivers State government and the People Democratic Party to weaken APC.
“If such plot succeeds, it will entail the Ikwerre ethnic Nationality governing Rivers State for 24 years to the determinant of other tribes in the state. Should APC play along in this devious plot by Governor Nyesom Wike, I am not sure the other tribes in Rivers State will ever forgive the leadership of the APC for such a blunder. The party must do everything to ensure that Aguma is stopped in his evil conspiracy and plot with the opposition to scuttle the chances of the APC fielding candidates in the next election”.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the party leaders for the move to reconcile factions within the chapters of the party that have led to conflicts.