Some stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State have insisted that the ultimatum given to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Senator Magnus Abe to reconcile within three months or face drastic actions still stands.
Leader of the stakeholders, Ibiso Nwuche, said this while addressing journalists in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.
Nwuche said the group was neither taking sides with Amaechi nor the Abe camp but was interested in seeing an end to the crisis in the party.
Recall that some members of the party loyal to Amaechi had attacked Nwuche over his comments, saying he did not speak for the APC in the state.
But Nwuche, a former member of the Rivers State House of Assembly, said the reactions were expected.
He called on the two political leaders to heed the call, saying if they failed to do so, they would be held responsible for any misfortune that befalls the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
He said, “The reactions to our position on the ultimatum given to Rotimi Amaechi and Magnus Abe are expected, including from sponsored personal aides.
“But I pray the Minister of Transportation and Magnus Abe heed our call to reconcile or they and those who continue to support them would have themselves to blame for the misfortune that shall further befall the Rivers APC towards 2023.”
Speaking on Amaechi’s zoning of the governorship ticket to the riverine area, Nwuche wondered how an individual could contemplate zoning elective position in the party that has no structures in the state.
He added, “On the issue of zoning of the governorship ticket of the APC as declared by the Minister of Transportation, in my opinion, that is neither here nor there.
“How can any individual contemplate zoning an elective position in a party that is without state structures and riddled with factions?”