By GWG Staff
Senator Magnus Abe has disagreed with Dr. Dakuku Peterside over the prospect of the Tuesday court judgment on the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Abe who is a leader of one of the factions has said that the judgment recognizing Hon. Igo Aguma should be a window of opportunity for the resolution of the crisis that has bestirred the party for over two years.
The crisis stopped the party from fielding candidates in the last General Election.
Responding to the judgment, Abe in a statement issued by his spokesman, Parry Saroh Benson wondered how a judgment that reaffirms the right and responsibility of all major stakeholders in the party to come together for the sake of the party could be termed bad for the APC.
“How can a judgment that redresses a grave injustice and heals the grievous crime of exclusion that was inflicted on over 19,000 (nineteen thousand) party faithful across the state be bad for our party”?
He said the only thing that is wrong with the judgment is that it failed to massage the ego of any individual.
“These judgments are a soothing balm that deliver on these expectations and I thank the judiciary for their courage in standing by the truth delivering justice even in very difficult circumstances.
“We must all be ready to work with each other, and work with other stakeholders including Chief Igo Aguma. Chief Aguma is eminently qualified to lead other statutory stakeholders in the State Executive Committee, he was bold enough to challenge a Caretaker Committee that was composed of unknown persons and reflected neither the inputs of other stakeholders nor the political realities on ground in the state.
“He is entitled to the fruits of his victory, in any case, he is one out of twenty-seven but he is one of us and known to all of us”.
Senator Abe called on Igo Aguma not to harbor any personal grudges or hidden agenda but to reach out to all persons of consequence in the party who are desirous of repositioning the party; summon the courage to move on if people do not desire to be part of the rebuilding of the process as no individual can be bigger than the party.
“I salute the courage and resilience of all members of our great party, this is the time for us to summon courage and revive our fortunes. The judgement is a Victory for justice. It is a Victory for the APC. It is time to move forward.”