- Rotimi Amaechi has said that the loyalty of Senator Magnus Abe to the APC is in doubt
- The minister said there is every possibility that Abe is no longer a member of the ruling party
- According to Amaechi, Abe has been involved in anti-party activities in Rivers state
The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has alleged that there is every possibility that the lawmaker representing Rivers Southeast district at the National Assembly is no longer a member of the ruling party.
Amaechi said he doubts claims that Abe is still with the All Progressives Congress (APC) party after the senator said the minister remained his leader in the party's state chapter.
A statement from the minister's media office urged Abe to stop deceiving the public by saying he (Amaechi) remained his leader.
“I am not Magnus Abe’s leader. Abe has long left me and the political family that was largely responsible for his rise and fame in politics. How can I be Abe’s leader when he and the minions sponsored by him, privately and publicly abuse, insult and cast aspersions on me, my wife and members of my family daily? Is that how a follower treats his leader?
“It’s cheap and indeed shameful political sophistry for Abe to stand in the APC secretariat and deceitfully say I am his leader while all he has done, both privately and publicly in recent times, are to undermine me, the APC and desecrate the APC in Rivers State.
“As a matter of fact, it is indeed very doubtful if Senator Abe is still in the APC. He mouths APC, but his actions belly his words and clearly tell a different story," the statement read.
Punch reports that the minister also said that Abe’s actions, especially the opening of a parallel office for a “non-existent” parallel executive, was aimed at weakening and destroying the APC in Rivers state.
“A man, who wakes up, creates an imaginary parallel party executive and went ahead to open an office for the non-existent parallel executive that has no base and foundation, cannot be said to be committed in any way to the party.
“As a matter of fact, his actions are obviously targeted at weakening and destroying the party. Such a hypocritical, devious character cannot be my follower. I am not his leader,” Amaechi added.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday, September 16, welcomed the speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara, back to its fold from the APC.
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PDP said that Dogara’s return was a courageous response to the party’s call on compatriots to rally with it and rescue the nation.
Ologbondiyan described Dogara’s decision to defect from the APC as a patriotic and nationalistic move which demonstrates commitment to the progress of the nation, particularly at this trying time.
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