By PRECIOUS IBINABO DAVIDS, Port Harcourt
A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has charged Senator Magnus Abe to humbly take advice of the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and honour the party’s supremacy.
Eze quoted the National leader of APC, Senator Bola Tinubu as stating,”Party is supreme. Party must be respected. Abuses will not do it and anger will not do it. It is party politics, somebody will win and somebody will lose, too bad”. Throwing more light on this the NWC of APC through the Party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu postulated that, “Therefore, the candidature of Arch. Tonye Cole along with his running mate, Hon. Victor Giadom remains inviolate. The lists of our candidates for the governorship, National Assembly, and House of Assembly have been processed by the National Working Committee (NWC) according to the INEC guidelines.
The vocal party leader, in a statement issued and circulated in Port Harcourt on Friday also advised the Senator representing the Rivers South-East Senatorial District to retrace his steps based on these facts from his alleged plot to destroy the party, in connivance with the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the state Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike.
Eze advised Abe to embrace peace and tow the path of honour by desisting from ‘demarketing’ the party any further, as there can be no gain in working with enemy elements to constantly seek to draw the party back, adding “the party’s rules must be respected.
“I advise my friend to tow the path of peace and honour and forgo the goal of demarketing the APC to enable his collaborator, Governor Nyesom Wike, to disrupt the efforts of good people of Rivers state to salvage the State from the shackles of poverty and misrule, which Wike’s administration sadly represents”, he said.
Eze commended INEC and APC National Working Committee (NWC) in their recent press statements reinstating faith in the election of Pastor Tonye Cole as the authentic gubernatorial candidate of the party in Rivers State. With this development, Abe should retrace his step and work with the party to achieve victory both at the State and National levels if he truly.still considers himself as a true APC member but if he insists of working with Governor Nyesom Wike that means he has succeeded to render himself politically incapacitated till 2023 as Wike Is already packing his stuff out of the Brick House in expectation of the defeat that awaits him come 2019.
Speaking on the recent exposure of Barr. Nwafor as an imposter by the Appeal Court, Chief Eze said the court, by refusing to recognize the Lawyer as counsel to the APC in the matter before it, had crumbled the plans by Senator Abe, who hired him, to use the courts as his instrument of destruction in the party.
Eze who pointed out that Barr Nwafor was the counsel hired by the Abe group to represent APC at the High Court contrary to the APC nominated lawyers, Fagbemi & Co. to represent the party, which the Judge refused to accept to achieve a desired devious plot.
“Barr Nwafor, in justifying his illegal acts brought a fake letter insisting he was mandated by the APC to represent her at the High Court. With the Appeal Court exposing this interloper who has been the source of all the falsified documents that gave birth to most of the wrong judgement against APC by the Justice Chinwendu Nwaogu High Court.
“Had the Appeal Court not stopped him, APC would have suffered a grave loss, as the Appeal against the judgment of the state High Court would have been withdrawn. Let me reiterate that judgment obtained through dubious strategy and fake representation as Barr Nwafor represents, the Appeal Court will have to remedy the situation and ensure that justice is served.
“It was on this falsehood that Senator Abe embarked upon the shenanigans and macabre dance by visiting media houses, celebrating the plots to deny APC of presenting candidates for the 2019 general elections.
“He continued to sponsor unwarranted protests against the national leadership of APC, both at Abuja and in Rivers State, knowing the consequences of such unholy acts. It is a fact that no serious party member can embark upon such frivolous act of denying himself and the party a representation during an election if such a character is not on a mission to destroy the party”, Eze wondered.
He congratulated the Rivers State electorates for keeping faith with the party’s choice of a true man of God, Pastor Tonye Cole to assist in salvaging the State from the mess that Wike has succeeded in putting the state into.