From Blessing Ibunge, Port Harcourt
The Caretaker Committee Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Dr Sokonte Davies has noted that the crisis rocking the party at the state level was mismanagement of ambition and griviances by some members.
Dr Davies who stated that his led committee will retrieve back the image of APC in Rivers, said they will leave no stone unturned to put an end to the crisis in the state party.
The party Chairman stated this alongside other committee members at the state Secretariat on Aba Road, Port Harcourt, during an interface with journalists in Rivers.
He said “This party (APC) has been in crisis over management of ambition and griviances of some members which has denied us filled a candidate in the last 2019 elections in the state.
The National Working Committee of the APC set up the CTC after thorough check on the law guiding the party. Article 21 of the party empowers the Exco of the party to discipline it’s members, and make decisions for the party at the state level”.
Speaking on the removal of Hon Igo Aguma who was declared as the CTC Chairman of party by a Rivers State High Court, Dr Davies said “There are different ways people are expressing their griviances that has cost the party alot. Igo Aguma was the CTC Chairman of the party but there were errors in his prayers in the Court.
“Aguma was given the mandate to rebuild the party, but he wanted to be a sole administration adherance to certain positions of the party.
“We are not challenging the judgement of Justice George Omereji but the later action of Aguma mandated the set up of the current Committee.The NWC had written a letter to all APC members to withdraw all the court cases but Igo Aguma instead filed a contempt case against us and we are going to challenge that.
“Igo Aguma was operating from his own house and never recognized the party Secretariat. APC cannot be voiceless in Rivers State because is a known national party”.
Meanwhile, the party leader has disclosed that the committee has commenced on reconciliation process of all aggrieved members starting from the grassroot.
“We have tried to reach out with some of our aggrieved members and still working towards internal reconciliation process headed by Sen. Andrew Uchendu and Wilson Ake.
“We are doing our reconciliation from the grassroot but discovered that there is no problem at that level but from the leaders. One ward made APC congresses to be dissolve in this state.
“There is no faction in the grassroot. We speak because we listen to the grassroot. There are people that don’t have the narrative to influence the grassroot. Amaechi and Magnus are not in contention. Magnus calls Amaechi leader, they are not fighting. They are friends and their issues cannot stop the APC from moving forward” Dr Davies assured.