A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Chukwuemeka Eze, has revealed what he described as “evil pact” between Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and the Senator representing Rivers South East in the National Assembly, Magnus Abe.
Eze said the agreement is to make Abe a governorship candidate in 2023 but by first weakening the Rivers State chapter of the APC and reducing the influence and powers of Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, erstwhile governor of Rivers State and incumbent Minster of Transportation.
A statement he signed on Tuesday said: “In my recent press statements which resulted in the media attack against my person and personality by the Magnus Governorship Campaign Organisation Social Media Team, I exposed how Distinguished Senator Magnus Abe connived with some influential All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftains to sabotage the electoral fortunes of the party and its candidate, Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, in the 2015 governorship election.
“Instead of Abe’s Team to address the salient issues that I raised, they came after my person and integrity.
“I explained that it was to assuage the fact of neglect of the riverine area as the upland had consistently governed Rivers State for 20 years through Dr. Peter Odili, Chibuike Amaechi and Nyesom Wike, that APC elected lPeterside to fly her flag.
“The fact remains that every effort was made to accommodate Abe and his supporters in the conduct of the Congresses in Rivers State but that Senator Abe and his Team were not interested in the party holding a peaceful congress. Abe has shown sufficient reason to question his loyalty to APC.
“Today Abe has dragged the party to court without first exploring every internal conflict resolution mechanism as contained in the party’s constitution. Today Abe has set up a parallel state secretariat when there is no factional state party executive. How else can someone show disloyalty and disrespect to a group he claims to belong?
“According to Abe and those promoting him, he is the only one who can bring governorship victory in Rivers State for APC, a party he shall have destroyed. What an ambition!”
Eze stated that Abe has shown sufficient evidence that he is working in tandem and in liaison with Governor Nyesom Wike’s to ruin APC and possibly prevent the party from presenting a governorship candidate in the 2019 election. Wike understands that an APC governorship will sack him from the Brick House in 2019.
“Today, Wike has gone further from all he has done to destroy APC to procure a building complex situated at Waterlines in Port Harcourt to serve as APC State Secretariat for Senator Abe and his team.
“Yet Wike and Abe are aware that the party has a functional State Secretariat in Port Harcourt from where duly elected members of the State Working Committee serve the party.”
He reiterated that despite the evil collaboration between Abe and his sponsors, Wike will not stay a day longer after May 29, 2019 as RiversState Governor.