By Davies Iheamnachor
PORT HARCOURT—The senator representing Rivers South-East at the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Abe and other leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, supporting his ambition have initiated moves to resolve the lingering crisis rocking the party in Rivers State.
This is contained in a communique at the end of a stakeholders extra-ordinary meeting of the APC in Port Harcourt yesterday, attended by members of the party loyal to Abe.
Reading the communique on behalf of the 13 signatories, former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Chibudom Nwuche, noted that the team had constituted a five-man committee to be headed by Senator Wilson Ake to ensure that the two factions of the party in the state were reunited.
He urged leaders of the party to put the interest of the party above self and work for the growth of the party, even as he commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the annulment of the extension of tenure of serving executives the party.
Nwuche said: “We urge members of the National Executive Committee, NEC of APC to place the interest of the party above every other consideration and respect the informed position of Mr. President to conduct congresses across all strata of the party to bring the party in conformity with extant constitutional provisions of the Nigerian Constitution and its own construction.
“We enjoin members of the APC in Rivers State to return all party executives at all levels in the state during the congresses irrespective of their factional leanings as a reward for their sacrifice and commitment to the APC in the face of threats, intimidation and even physical dangers.”
Meanwhile, Sen. Abe said that the essence of the reconciliatory committee was to ensure that grievances among members of the party were settled amicably.