From Blessing Ibunge, Port Harcourt
Senator representing Rivers South-East senetarial zone at the National Assembly, Sen Magnus Abe, has blamed the Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi for the crisis of the state All Progressives Congress, APC, which had led to the party’s non participation in the general electios in the state today.
Senator Abe who was reacting to Amaechi’s recent comment that the Senator batrayed him after he (Amaechi) had contibuted meaningfully in his life and carrer.
Abe who described the comment by Amaechi as childish, stressed that instead of looking for alternative way to build back the image and confident of the party, the Minister is busy throwing blames on party individuals who may have allegedly disobeyed his orders.
Abe therefore urged the Minister of Transportation to stop blaming party’s faithful , INEC and oppositions for the APC challenge but should reserve the strength for rebuilding of a better and stronger APC in the state.
He said: “it is unfortunate that the Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, rather than acknowledge his actions which has dragged the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State to the edge. He has continue to stage unnecessary personal battle against everybody and he has simply refused to look in the mirror and acknowledge that it is his own actions as a leader that dragged the party to where it is.
“Is not the INEC chairman, not Nyesom Wike, it is not myself but the actions of the APC leader in Rivers, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi that dragged the party to where it is.
“The leader took a decision that all those who will not follow what he said should leave the party. That they were no longer members of the party, therefore should not be allowed to participate in the party activities in Rivers state.
“Now he has accused Wike, INEC of inciting the APC crisis.
“Ameachi’s comment today (Friday) on the radio is very childish, it doesn’t reflect what he should be talking about by this time. What he should be talking about by this time as a politician is the way forward. How do we come together to deliver the President, because everybody’s votes including the aggrieved people are necessary for President Buhari.
“Amaechi always talks about what he has contributed to 80 percent politicians but he has never mentioned to Nigerians what 80 percent politicians contributed to him to became what he is.
“Today, he is talking to us carelessly, but when he left PDP, it was myself and Senator Ake that followed him to APC because they were counting how many senators came from the state, Rivers state brought two. We could have chosen to do otherwise.
“When he was to be impeached, we held the Senate down for four hours and despite every pressure of the government, the Senate took over the Rivers State House of Assembly. Mr Amaechi did not spend a kobo, without that he would not have completed his tenure as a Governor.”
Sen Abe further urged Nigerians to come out emass and re-elect president Muhammadu Buhari.