Early signs of trouble seems to be brewing in Rivers All Progressives Congress as the leader of the party in Rivers State, and second term Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has queried why the immediate past senator representing Rivers South-East, Senator Magnus Abe has started showing early signs of apprehension for the forthcoming congresses of the APC in Rivers State.
The minister was reacting to a statement credited to Abe, in a press statement by Amaechi’s Media Office which the former senator kicked against the holding of congresses of APC in Rivers State.
In that statement, Abe allegedly resorted to name calling and to describe the planned congresses announced by the Minister to his supporters.
It would be recalled that Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi had announced to his supporters during the reception in Abuja that followed his inauguration as a second term minister that they (supporters) should begin to prepare themselves for congresses as part of rebuilding and re-positioning the party in Rivers State.
However, a few days after, Senators Abe, while addressing his supporters in Port Harcourt, questioned why the Minister should ask his supporters to go home and prepare for congresses.
However, in a swift reaction, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi expressed surprise that Abe would resort to unguarded language to express his indisposition and fear for congresses even when he (Amaechi) did not give date and time of congresses to his supporters.
“I addressed my supporters to go home and prepare for congresses, I didn’t give them any date and time, and those are the responsibility of the national secretariat.
“Senator Magnus Abe has no reason to be afraid of congress; he should tell his supporters to also prepare for congresses of the party in the State since he says he is very popular. A popular politician should be very happy anytime congress is on the table,” Amaechi declared.
The Minister declined to respond to sundry comments made by Abe in his statement saying such were obvious signs of frustration on the part of the former senator.