A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has insisted that the Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, is not responsible for the political woes of Senator Magnus Abe (Rivers Southeast).
He described the remark by Abe, who is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA)), that nobody could stop his 2019 governorship ambition as reckless, untoward, unfortunate and undemocratic.
Eze noted that Abe’s unguarded statement had brought out the undemocratic nature of the senator, while insinuating that even the electorate or party members lacked the power to stop his governorship ambition.
He said: “Abe, as a citizen of Nigeria, is well qualified to contest any electoral position in the country, but to go about it as if it is a do-or-die affair is what will make it impossible for such a dream to be realised through APC during the 2019 general elections.
“Abe must stop blaming his mentor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, as the person behind his political woes, but rather blame himself for whatever he is currently going through in his political life.
“it is a fact that Amaechi’s impact in the political life of Abe cannot be overemphasized, which made the Senator (Abe) to proudly and openly state that Amaechi had invested so much in my political career, making him to become the highest political investment of Amaechi in Nigeria.
“It beats my imagination that Abe who knows what Amaechi has invested in him politically will still constitute himself as a stumbling block to APC dislodging Governor Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), whose tenure as the governor of Rivers State has become anathema and a curse to the state.”
The APC chieftain also urged Abe to stop dropping the names of leaders of the party, including President Muhamnadu Buhari; the National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; wife of the President, Aisha Buhari; and the National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole; as the people behind his candidature, just to deceive his followers.
Eze cautioned his friend (Abe) against aligning himself with Wike and other external forces to divide and undermine the progressive vision and mission of APC in Rivers state, while urging him to retrace his steps.