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APC leaders bicker over Buhari’s role in Rivers crisis 


Rivers APC party leader and Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi

Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State have disagreed over the role of President Buhari in resolving the crisis that barred the party from the 2019 elections.

Magnus Abe said it was preposterous for the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi faction to blame the president over the predicament of the APC in the state. Abe, a governorship aspirant, said the comments by the Director-General of the Tonye Cole campaign, Chidi Lloyd, blaming the President for the electoral challenges facing the APC in Rivers State was disheartening. “The APC leadership went to physically attack the courts and openly disobeyed court orders and the courts responded by axing the candidates for being products of disobedience. The judges were accused of being PDP and working for Wike”

The Senator further said APC would have made more sense to Rivers people than the failed campaign for personal supremacy by the leader of the party in the state. He said the president even went as far as risking his reputation and integrity to support the APC in the state more than any other state. But Lloyd has accused Abe of mischief for attempting to push his personal views as though they were Amaechi’s.


He reiterated the allegation that Abe and Governor Wike and their accomplices in the Rivers State judiciary denied the APC so much in power structure of the state, claiming that Abe did everything to stop President Buhari from being re-elected. According to him, while the Amaechi faction was working round the clock to ensure the re-election of President Buhari, the Abe faction were instructed not to support the President.

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