The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of the Isaac Ogbobula-led caretaker committee threatened dire consequences against members planning to foment trouble within its rank and file.
The party warned recalcitrant members to desist or be ready to face the consequences of their actions.
The APC said through a statement issued by its spokesman in Rivers State, Chief Ogbonna Nwuke, that the party would not allow infiltrators and agents of darkness to threaten its internal unity.
The Rivers APC has been plagued by multiple litigations dating back to 2018 during the build up to the 2019 elections and despite recent order by the National Executive of the party to members to desist from litigations continued to move from one court to another over the issue of the leadership of the party in state.
The statement said: “We know where the APC is headed. We are building a responsive party which responds to issues of great interest to the masses. Our interest is not to build a party of claimants and litigants.
“We are aware that there are certain persons who are busy shopping for funds with which to undermine the progress that the APC is registering by relying on uncharitable court processes.
“It is laughable that our friends who appear to have given their hearts to the devil are openly soliciting for funds with which to institute cases against legitimate actions which have been taken by the APC.
“It is obvious that these persons claiming to be members of our great party are merchants, mercenaries and agents of darkness that are bent on causing confusion and trading with the common destiny of others who believe in the leadership of the party at the federal and state levels.”
Turning attention to allegations made by Senator Magnus Abe against the minister of transportation, the APC stated: “We regret to say that the senator has since ceased to be a champion of progressive ideals and an embodiment of a true democrat.”
The Rivers APC noted that Sen. Abe was being fed a hate dish by some disgruntled members of the party, thus “gradually blinding a man whose power of oratory was once respected,” adding that the activities of this group was not helping the political health of the Senator in any way.
It made a defense for the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, noting that lives, law and order matter a lot to him with the resolve to pursue the diversification of the transportation sub sector.
The party urged Sen. Abe to ignore those it described as poltical jobbers who do not mean well for the party and the state, saying “politics is not war, it is a game and we pray that those who are nudging the former senator to stray from a dignified path would understand that no one wins all the time.”
“Come back home distinguished senator; you have fought enough. A time comes when an understanding of prevailing circumstances shapes one’s vision. That time has come,” the APC statement added.
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