Sen Uchendu said there is one APC in Rivers, with one chairman Chief Davies Ibiamu-Ikanya and the leader remaining Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
He stated this during an interview with journalists in the River State chapter of the APC.
While responding to questions on the crisis in the State’s chapter of the APC and the faceoff between Sen. Magnus Abe and Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi (immediate past governor of the state and Minister of Transport), he noted that insinuations about crisis are of the misunderstandings and interpretations of a lot of people.
He said, “there is no crisis in Rivers APC. What a lot of people are misunderstanding and interpreting as crisis is the fact that Distinguished Senator Magnus Abe (the APC senator representing Rivers South-East) opted out of a decision we all jointly took to strengthen the party ahead of 2019 elections and continue to pursue his personal ambition.”
He however added that “constitutionally, he has the right to do that, but it can never constitute crisis in the party.”
He noted that “all the party structures from ward to State levels are intact and there is no crisis.”
When asked whether factions are within the State’s chapter of the party, he responded: “What factions? There’s one APC in Rivers, with one chairman Chief Davies Ibiamu-Ikanya and our leader remains Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.”
Responding to the last question, he said: “I want to assure my state and constituents is that there is no issue which they wish the government should know that will be left unattended to.”
Senator Andrew Uchendu is the Senator representing Rivers East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), a major stakeholder in the party, and a renowned grassroot politician in Rivers State.
Article by Muhammed Adenowo