Stakeholders seek Omo-Agege’s intervention in Rivers APC crisis
ALL Progressives Party (APC) stakeholders have appealed to the leader of the party in the South-South, Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege, to end the crisis plaguing the Rivers chapter of the political group.
They said it was disheartening that the protracted problem had left the party without functional state executives for two years.
After an emergency meeting in Port Harcourt yesterday, the stalwarts regretted that the crisis was avoidable.
Their position was contained in a statement endorsed by Chidiebere Okwu-Olu; Dennis Ejekwu; Sani Okiri; Mary Alagoa; Chimbiko Akarolo; Chibeyin Wonodi; Ferdinand Anyawata; Numan Amadi; Goodluck Okujagu and World Wonderful.
They said the recent emergence of Omo-Agege as leader of the party in the oil-rich region was a choice by South-South leaders, who by their action, had “demonstrated their commitment to democratic principles.”
The chieftains implored the deputy senate president “to use his leadership of the region to usher in the much-needed peace in Rivers APC.”
They condemned the “unending political feuds that have bedeviled and characterised the party in the state owing to the unchecked absolutism and undemocratic practices exhibited by a supposed leader of the party in the state.”
The party faithful commended the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, for his sterling political leadership of Bayelsa APC and the gubernatorial feat the party achieved in the state.