Written by Jide Orintunsin – Abuja
The Transitional / Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling Committee of All Progressives (APC) instructed the warring factions in the intra-party crisis to shake the Rivers State party chapter to cease fire.
The committee also revoked the suspension and counter-systems of various leaders by the two factions in the country, in line with the basic mandate of the Interim Reconciliation Committee.
Senator Magnus Abe’s faction led by Igo Aguma fired the first shot suspending Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi, Senator Andrew Uchendu and former party deputy secretary of state Victor Giadom for alleged anti-party activities.
As soon as it is done; a faction loyal to the minister led by the president of the State Transitional Committee, Hon. Abbot Isaac Ogobula announced the suspension of Senators Abe and Aguma from the party.
The President of the Transitional Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni, drew attention to the development of events, who in a letter dated 23 December, signed by the Head of the Legal Service, Barrister Dare Oketade, led the President of the Transitional Committee, Hon. Ogobula to ensure the termination of the suspension in the state.
In a letter titled, “Re: Alleged Suspension and Expulsion of Party Members in the River State,” the party expressed concern over the suspension and counter-suspension of the party leader in the state.
The letter reads: “The party noticed with concern a number of suspensions and counter-systems within the Poreč of the state of our river.” The National Chairman, N.E. Governor Mai Mala Buni, instructed me to remind you of your key term as Chairman of the State Transitional Committee in Rivers State, which is to reconcile all persons and satisfy all nuances of interest, regardless of the variant.
“The National Secretariat of the Party reviewed the alleged suspension of several members of the Party in the state of Rivers, as if it were not in accordance with the procedures established by the Constitution of the views of our Party.” Therefore, the alleged suspension of several Party members, including Senator Magnus Abe, who is a respected Party leader in Rivers State, is inconsistent with the provisions of the party’s Constitution and a distraction from the party’s national leadership, which focuses on reconciling Party members and rebuilding the Party.
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“It is my further instruction to advise that all media bricks regarding suspensions and counter-suspensions be stopped immediately and that efforts be made to assist the South-South Reconciliation Committee headed by Chief John Odigie Oyegun in efforts to reconcile all warring members. parties in the state of Rijeka.
“While I thank you for your expected cooperation with the Party in the ongoing reconciliation efforts, please accept the assurances of the national chairman of our great party.”
A similar letter was previously written by the head of the legal service revoking the suspension of the Minister of Transport, former Deputy Secretary of State Victor Giadom and Senator Andrew Uchendu.