The Senator representing Rivers South-East senatorial district, Magnus Abe has accused the minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi of dividing the All Progressives Congress(APC) in River state.
In a statement through his spokesman, Saroh Parry Benson, Abe disclosed that he will never leave the APC for any other party and revealed that the crisis rocking the rivers state chapter of the ruling party started on March 4th, 2017 during a meeting convened by Amaechi.
“I will not leave the APC even in the face of needless provocation and unwarranted bitterness.As I told the state Chairman of the party, last Sunday, every member of the party knows the cause and the reason for the present crisis in the APC in Rivers State and I will also state it here.
The Minister of Transportation made several shocking pronouncements that heralded the root of our present crisis.
He publicly declared that Senator Magnus Abe and Dr. Dakuku Peterside were both running for governor and that he had ordered both of them to stop.
He said Dr. Peterside had stopped and Senator Abe had not, and that anyone supporting Senator Abe should leave the party immediately.
He went on to name party leaders sympathetic to Abe and declared that they must leave the party.”