DEPUTY National
Publicity Secretary of the
All Progressives Congress
(APC) Comrade Timi Frank
at the weekend warned that
the intra-party rift between
Minister of Transportation,
Chibuike Amaechi and the
Senator representing Rivers
South-east Senatorial District,
Magnus Abe, over 2019
governorship ambition may
destroy APC in the state.
He also warned the concern
parties to leave Senate
President Bukola Saraki
out of the crisis rocking the
state chapter while amicable
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resolution of the main issue is
given attention.
Timi Frank made the comments
in a statement as a reaction to the
widely reported sack of some
loyalists to Senator Abe by the
APC leader in the state Rotimi
Ameachi over the former’s 2019
governorship ambition.
Frank, while calling on APC
national leaders to urgently
resolve the impasse, also
warned on repeat of Kogi state
experience in Rivers state.
“Our leaders need to be
proactive in resolving some of
these crises. What is happening
in Kogi, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Kano
and many other states today
is as a result of lack of capacity
by the APC National Working
Committee (NWC) under Chief
John Oyegun, which I have
alway warned about.
“That of Kogi state has started
claiming lives of people we
will need their votes tomorrow.
Therefore, Rivers state should
not join the league of crisis
bedeviled APC state chapters
when we urgently call the
political gladiators involve to
order.”
The APC chieftain said if
the statement credited to the
Transport Minister, calling
Senate President “his enemy”
was true, “the former Rivers
state governor should not forget
in a hurry how the same Senator
Saraki cleared him to become
Minister against all odds when
he needed it most.”
Frank urged Ameachi who is
the leader of APC in Rivers state
to allow internal democracy to
thrieve and follow due process if
any of the caucus member is to
be removed as alleged, saying,
“the era of imposition is far gone.
“I believe that it is only God
that can give power and not
man, despite the power tussles.
The imposition that has destroy
other parties should not be
allowed in APC, not only in
Rivers but across the country,
the popular candidate must be
allowed to fly our flag if we are
truly practicing democracy.”


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