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Published On: Thu, Jun 25th, 2020

Amaechi says he will maintain bystander posture on APC leadership crisis

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By Christiana Ekpa

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday said though he is the leader of the party in Rivers state, he will maintain a bystander posture to the crisis rocking the ruling party in the state and at the national level.
Amaechi, in a statement from his media office on Tuesday, said he had resolved to adopt the approach of a bystander and steer clear of politics, as it affected the APC at the national and state levels.
He said that he was not aware of the reason behind the series of crises rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC), both at the national level and in Rivers State.
The Rivers APC leader wondered why there is a crisis within the party that cannot be resolved, especially when all members of the party are “adults”.
“What is happening in APC, I don’t know; what is happening in Rivers State, I don’t know. What I’ve done is to keep away from politics. Even if I’m bothered, it’ll be internally.
“There’s nobody there (in the party) who is a child; we’re all adults. I don’t want to get involved in politics.
“Nigerians know me for being blunt and honest. Some see it as arrogance, some see it as being brash, whatever it is. What do I need to say that I have not said before? It’s internal dynamics of politics, it’s internal struggle.
“So, I have said it several times. When we fought in 2015, I said this country cannot continue the way it is going. I’m not helpless, but I’m doing what they call ‘siddon look,” Amaechi said.
As of today, there are more than 10 litigations bordering on the leadership crisis in the party at the Federal Capital Territory, Edo and Rivers states.

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