Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and the immediate past senator representing Rivers South-East, Senator Magnus Abe are at each other’s throat over the forthcoming APC party congresses.
Amaechi had recently announced to his supporters during a reception in Abuja that, following his inauguration as a second term minister, they should begin to prepare themselves for congresses as part of rebuilding and repositioning the party in Rivers State.
A few days after, Senators Abe, while addressing his supporters in Port Harcourt, questioned why the Minister should ask his supporters to go home and prepare for congresses
In reaction to Senator Abe’s statement, Amaechi was surprised that Abe would resort to unguarded language to express his indisposition and fear for congresses even when he (Amaechi) did not give date and time of congresses to his supporters.
“Senator Magnus Abe has no reason to be afraid of congress; he should tell his supporters to also prepare for congresses of the party in the State since he says he is very popular. A popular politician should be very happy anytime congress is on the table,” Amaechi added.
Amechi declined to respond to the comments made by Abe in his statement, saying such were obvious signs of frustration on the part of the former senator.