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Tension brews in Rivers as Amaechi, Abe resume political battle

- Minister Rotimi Amaechi and Magnus Abe resume political scuffle in Rivers state months after the general elections in Nigeria

- Amaechi and Abe are currently bickering over a planned party convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers

- The minister accuses Abe of being apprehensive over the proposed congress even though a date has not been fixed

Just five months after the governorship election in Rivers state, two chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Rotimi Amaechi and Magnus Abe, have resumed rivalry.

Amaechi is the minister of transportation while Abe, a former senator, was a factional candidate of the APC during the 2019 governorship election in Rivers.

In a statement personally signed by Amaechi and made available to Legit.ng, the minister wondered why Abe was already fretting over a proposed congress of the party in the state.

According to Amaechi, the recent position of Abe concerning the planned congress may be signs of apprehension.

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The minister spoke in reaction to reports that Abe kicked against the proposed congress even when a date has not been fixed.

Amaechi alleged that Abe resorted to name calling and use of uncouth language to describe the planned congresses announced by him to his supporters.

“I addressed my supporters to go home and prepare for congresses, I didn’t give them any date and time, and those are the responsibility of the national secretariat.

“Senator Magnus Abe has no reason to be afraid of congress; he should tell his supporters to also prepare for congresses of the party in the state since he says he is very popular,” Amaechi said.

Amaechi noted that any popular politician should be very happy anytime a congress is to be held.

Legit.ng earlier reported how Amaechi reacted to the recent attack on Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Germany.

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The minister said he is not afraid of traveling abroad just as he described the attack on the lawmaker as 'completely wrong'.

“It’s wrong for anyone to attack a federal or even state government official, it’s completely wrong. What crime did he (Ekweremadu) commit? Did he cause the economy to go bad?" He asked.

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