APC Convention: Dead Members Included In Rivers’ Delegate List – Abe’s Faction

Senator Magnus Abe’s faction of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State has accused the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, of presenting names of dead persons and defectors as delegates from the state.

The faction said this in a statement jointly signed by Amaechi’s former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General in the state, Worgu Boms, Senator Magnus Abe and Senator Wilson Ake and several others.

According to the faction, the minister deliberately included the names of deceased people on the delegates list ahead of the National Convention of the party.

The statement reads, “We examined the list and found that it was inflated by adding names of deceased persons and persons who were never principal officers in the Rivers State House of Assembly (two categories of invalidity and nullity of delegates) status are attached to over twenty persons on the list in three broad categories of deceased persons, impostors, and persons who are no longer members of the APC.”

The petitioners in another category stated that some of the names included on the lists were never in the position ascribed to them.

They added, “They were so presented to bring them into the delegates’ category since being a member of House of Assembly is not.

“We do not say that they were not in the state legislature on the dates listed against their names. We state that it is not true that they were principal officers as claimed.”

An ally of the Transportation Minister, Chukwuemeka Eze in response to the allegation said Senator Abe and his group are not members of the APC.

He said, “You see the problem with Abe is that he is confused. He doesn’t know what he wants. One, he is not a member of the APC.

“When the party called for membership revalidation, he ordered his loyalists not to participate.

“He is not a party member, because if he is a party member and he raises an issue, it would be addressed. But he is not.”

This article was originally published on Nigeria News