- A faction of the APC in Rivers state has cautioned Rotimi Amaechi against causing crisis in the party
- The faction also declared Peter Odike as the factional acting chairman of the party
- The state APC has been in crisis following the sour realtionship between Amaechi and Senator Abe
As the crisis in Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) continues, the Senator Magnus Abe-led faction of the party has cautioned the minister of transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, against causing crisis in party.
The Guardian reports that the faction has also declared Peter Odike, as the factional acting chairman of the party.
Odike, who spoke to journalists in Port Harcourt on Monday, June 18, said Amaechi must recognise the constitutional rights of other party members and avoid trying to dictate for the party to prevent crisis.
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He said: “At the appropriate time, anyone who feels that he is qualified to run for the governorship seat would pick the form and allow the people to decide."
Odike revealed that a huge crisis had been brewing in the APC, following a frosty relationship between Amaechi and Abe.
Recall that crisis had engulfed the Rivers state chapter of the APC. Two factions of the party clashed in the state capital, Port Harcourt, over the ward congresses held in the state.
An eye witness who chose to be anonymous, recently gave an account of what she witnessed in the violence that characterised the party's ward congresses in the state. According to her, the shoot out witnessed in a Rivers state High Court was allegedly masterminded by a combination of thugs supported by Senator Magnus Abe and River state governor, Nyesom Wike.
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has declined to meet with members of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) who have threatened to leave the All Progressives Congress (APC) due to alleged marginalisation.
The nPDP was part of the group that joined alliance with the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) in 2014 to form the APC.
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