Chieftains to Buhari: Act fast, our party sinking

Concerned members of All Progressives Party ( APC ) yesterday in Abuja cried out to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene quickly in saving it from looming disaster.

Specifically, leaders of the party from Rivers state led by Senator Magnus Abe and former Senator Wilson Ake at a press conference in Abuja, declared that APC in Rivers state was being pushed into mud water by men completely intoxicated by crude display of political power.

Abe, who presided over the press conference, said: “It has become clear that my party, the All Progressives Congress, has reached a point where it must take a decision either to live up to the core values of our leader President Muhammadu Buhari and do the right thing or abandon our values and destroy our soul in order to please the selfish interest of one man.

“This cannot be APC, this party cannot trade its soul to massage the ego of any individual. An order of the court is an order of the court.

There must be a limit to which we can descend in obeisance to power. “I respectfully call on our president not to surrender our nation to men without conscience, this party must distance itself from the show of shame that is currently going on in Rivers state.”

Condemning the attack on the Judiciary in Rivers state last weekend, Abe said the shutting of the premises of the court was to prevent the court from delivering a ruling on the case against the holding of last Saturday’s APC local government congress in the state.

He noted that because of the failure of the internal crisis resolution mechanism due to Buhari’s medical trip to London, “the Local Government congresses proceeded using the flawed ward congresses as a base. According to Abe, “The state publicity secretary of the party went one air to give legal reasons why the APC will obey not the order of the court

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