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Rivers APC Crisis: History Will Be Unkind To Magnus Abe – Senator Uchendu



Senator Andrew Uchendu, representing Rivers East Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC has said that history would be most unkind to Senator Magnus Abe for the role he has played in ensuring that the party does not field candidates in the National Assembly elections this Saturday.

Speaking to newsmen, Senator Uchendu nevertheless claimed that last Friday’s judgment of the Supreme Court did not bar the party from presenting candidates.

He spoke in an interview with newsmen in Abuja.

Senator Uchendu: History will be very unkind to Magnus Abe

Noting the role played by Senator Abe whose proxies stirred the court actions that culminated in the decision to bar the APC from presenting candidates, the senator said:

“I sympathise with him (Abe) because history will be most unkind to him. They didn’t go for any congress from ward to state level.

“They didn’t have any office. But after the national convention of the party, they now sat down and drew up some names of ward executives, local government executives and then hired an office, an afterthought. “Somebody must have advised them to go and do this just to create the impression that there us a faction. The party.”

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“National Executive said that it wants to come for primaries; he went and organised his own primaries and declared himself the candidate. The party said the States should choose either direct or indirect system for the congresses. We met as a group and chose indirect but he chose direct when he never conducted any congress.”

Like many loyalists of party leader, Rotimi Amaechi, Senator Uchendu stuck to the claim that the Supreme Court judgment did not bar the party from presenting candidates.
“The Supreme Court did not say our candidates for the forthcoming elections cannot participate in the elections. What I am saying is that the import of the Supreme Court judgement was on the issue of legal representation.

“Who is the legally appointed counsel of the APC in Rivers State at the trial court level? The Supreme Court said it is the counsel that was briefed by the APC  lawyer. That was the matter that was settled yesterday (Friday) and it has nothing to do with whether there is a faction in APC Rivers or not  and whether we should take part in the election or not. 

“One issue I want to clear is that it is not that Tonye Cole is the only person that affected by what is going on. Nigerians don’t know that all the National Assembly, Gubernatorial and State House if Assembly candidates; about 49 of us are affected.

“So it’s a whole state. All the candidates of APC in Rivers State are affected and not just the gubernatorial candidates. We are all involved in the case and we are very hopeful that we will triumph at the end of the day.”

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