Nwuche absolves Wike, Abe from Rivers APC crisis

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Former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Chibudom Nwuche, has absolved Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and Senator Magnus Abe from the protracted crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Speaking while receiving Abe, he said blaming governor Wike and the senator was tantamount to playing the ostrich, which “goes against the body of verifiable evidence as to the causes of the Rivers State APC crisis.”

Nwuche said the APC crisis was caused by the “selfishness and the desire of some to play God over other mortals.”

The former lawmaker said the Rivers APC crisis was self-inflicted, “with initial attempt to remove leaders they felt they couldn’t control, and installation of subordinates to undermine such leaders.”

He, also, blamed the crisis on the “victimisation of such leaders, by denying them economic activity and cancellation of projects of companies affiliated with them, not minding the fact that the companies and businesses employ Rivers sons and daughters.”

Describing such action as “wickedness,” Nwuche said it was “part of the reasons the Niger Delta region is underdeveloped, both in terms of human capacity and infrastructure.” 

He commended Abe for his courage in fighting for justice and internal party democracy, while wishing him well.

Nwuche urged party members not to allow politics to degenerate to personal abuses, name calling, persecution of each other and “general wizardry,” adding: “They should rather focus on ideas that can uplift the society and party members and other Rivers people.”

While describing himself as an elder statesman and stakeholder in the Rivers project, the former deputy speaker pledged to provide mentorship for aspiring leaders and to always stand for justice and the best interest of Rivers State.

He urged Abe to always have the best interest of Rivers State as his driving principle and to seek to empower its citizenry as well as build human capacity.

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