The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to reports of an alleged face-off between the leader of the party in the state, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and erstwhile Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
The party was reacting to a certain report (not published in DAILY POST) where the Minister of Transport, Chibuike Amaechi was accused by some youth group of fighting Oshiomhole.
In a statement made available to DAILY POST by Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, Media Consultant to Dr Ikanya the River State APC Chairman, the party said it does not need any soothsayer to tell her that the report was a mere tool of blackmail aimed at maligning the person and personality of Amaechi.
The party stated that it is erroneous to report that Amaechi is fighting oshiomhole, adding that such a fight only exists in the minds of those promoting falsehood as the Minister is neither fighting Oahiomhole or any other leader of the party.
The party said Amaechi is not holding or ever had any meeting in connection to who occupies the National Chairman of the party or any other position of the yet to be elected members of the National Working Committee of the party.
The party further stated that at the time the Edo meeting was held the Honourable Minister was at Washington, USA on office national assignment and couldn’t have held any meeting he is being credited to in this regard.
The party added that, “To the best of the knowledge of greater members of the party that both Amaechi and Oshiomhole are best of friends and comrades in ensuring that President Muhammadu Buhari wins the 2019 Presidential election so these failed politicians looking for cheap publicity and how to sow seed of discord amongst these two brothers should look for a better job to do as their evil plots against an innocent man have failed even before it was hatched.”
Finally, the party noted that as much as the party is not against the aspiration of anybody to any position within the party, members must endeavour to avoid the undemocratic acts that led to the downfall of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by ensuring that we follow strictly the tenets of democracy and the constitution of our party in pursuance of our aspirations.
The party maintained that the endorsement of any political leader to any position must follow the due Process and reflect the views and positions of the leaders of the party in the six States that make up the South -South region.
The party emphasised that any political process that closes the door against the aspiration of other members of the party from our zone can’t be said to be in tandem with the constitution of its great political party.