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Rivers APC to Oshiomhole: We don’t want to be like Zamfara

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Rivers APC to Oshiomhole: We don’t want to be like Zamfara

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State yesterday told the party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole that the state would not like the declaration of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Zamfara for the State. The party members stated this at the National Secretariat where they had protested in support of Senator Magnus Abe governorship candidature.

 

According to them, if something was not done fast about the Rivers State APC, it would face the same pronouncement INEC gave to Zamfara State. INEC on Tuesday wrote to APC, stating that the party would not field candidates in Zamfara State since the party failed to conduct primaries in the state.

 

APC, through a letter from the National Chairman has replied the Commission, stating that the party had not violated the guidelines of the electoral body. The Rivers State APC referring to Zamfara State asked the party leadership and President Muhammad Buhari to rescue the party from the hands of the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Ameachi.

 

 

They demanded that the court ruling on Rivers State APC should be obeyed by the party, just as they also demanded for direct primaries in the state. Speaking on behalf of the protesters, numbering over 100, Hon. Anosike Odowa said: “We are members of APC from Rivers State.

 

We are here this morning to register our grievances, to speak to the National Chairman of the party and the NEC of our party that one man called Rotimi Chubuike Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, has gone ahead to disobey Court judgement.

 

He has gone to bring his business partner to be the candidate of our party and we are saying that Tonye Cole, we don’t know him. “We are members of this party, we struggled for this party and we believe that APC, while we left PDP to APC is because of impunity and injustice.

 

Now, the National Chairman of our party should do the right thing by accepting the result of direct primaries which Distinguished Senator Magnus Abe emerged as the winner.

 

“A Court of competent jurisdiction sitting in Port Harcourt has ruled and voided every activity of the purported primaries conducted by Rotimi Chubuike Amaechi. Indirect primaries conducted by Rotimi Chubuike Amaechi have been voided and in law it cannot stand.

 

If APC wants to win Rivers State then Magnus Abe is the Governorship candidate for Rivers State. We   will stop at nothing; we will fight with our last strength to ensure justice must prevail.

 

“We are stakeholders in this party and I will advise the National Chairman to be upright; Amaechi should stop pushing him, this party is not Amaechi Peoples Party, it is All Progressives Congress not Amaechi’s personal property. We want to ask that the National Chairman should live up to expectation and do the right thing.

 

We know him to be a man who is upright but he should not allow his integrity to be questioned in this matter. Rivers State is for direct primaries and Magnus Abe emerged winner of the direct primaries.”

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