By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
A political group, APC Northern Concerned Citizens, has called for the removal of the party’s chieftain in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Abe.
The group made the demand on Wednesday in Abuja during a peaceful protest at the APC National Secretariat in Wuse, while carrying placards with inscriptions such as: ABE MUST BE SACKED, APC MUST SACK MAGNUS ABE, ABE IS AN AGENT OF PDP AND WIKE, WIKE PLEASE LEAVE APC ALONE, ABE WORKS AGAINST APC, among others.
Addressing newsmen during the protest, chairman of the group, Mr Haruna Bature, said that Abe has been involved in anti party activities in Rivers State and has been used by the state governor, Nyesom Wike, to cause problems in the party.
He appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the National Working Committee to, as a matter of urgency, intervene in the party by ensuring the timely removal of Abe from the party “before things get out of hand.”
He said: “We have been watching with uneasiness the anti party activities being carried out by a supposed APC member in Rivers state, senator Magnus Abe and the situation is no longer funny. Abe is being used by Wike to ensure that there is no peace in APC in Rivers state and we can no longer tolerate that. As concerned citizens of Nigeria and loyal members of the APC, we must intervene.
“We call on President Muhammadu Buhari, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and members of the National Working Committee of the APC to save our great party by removing Abe as soon as possible.
“Wike has been using him to work against the interest of our great party and our leaders must intervene in now. The situation is getting out of hand and we can no longer tolerate Abe working for Wike against the our great party.”