Hon Chibudom Nwuche former Deputy Speaker of the house of representatives,while receiving Sen Magnus Abe,a gubernatorial candidates of the APC opined that the wizardry,MEGALOMANIA,
selfishness,and the desire of some to play God over other mortals was responsible for the sorry state of the Rivers state APC barely a month to the Match 2nd gubernatorial elections.Noting that the party was still marred in intra party crisis,and court cases too numerous to mention,and may not be in a position to present a united front against the incumbent and formidable PDP government.
To blame Magnus Abe or Gov Nyesom Wike is to play the ostrich,and goes against the body of verifiable evidence as to the causes of the Rivers State APC crisis.
Describing the crises as self inflicted with the initial attempt to remove leaders they felt they couldn’t control,and installation of surbodinates to undermine such leaders.To the well documented victimisation of such leaders by denying them economic activity and cancellation of projects of companies affiliated with them,not minding the fact that these companies and businesses employ Rivers sons and daughters. Saying that he had never witnessed such WICKEDNESS in all his long years of being involved in national politics.He described this attitude as part of the reasons the Niger delta region is under developed both in terms of human capacity and infrastructure.
He commended Magnus Abe for his courage in fighting for justice and internal party democracy,and wished him well in the upcoming court cases,and urged party members to always stand for justice and what is right inspiste of the deprivation and sacrifices,maintaining that nothing last forever.
He urged party members not to allow the noble art of Politics to degenerate to personal abuses,name calling,persecution of each other and general wizardry.They should rather focus on ideas that can uplift the society and party members and other Rivers people.Insisting that we can not present quarrels and the numbers of people we were able to pull down to the masses as our achievement during elections.
While describing himself as an elder statesman and stakeholder in the Rivers project,he 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 R ivers state as his driving principle,and to seek to empower its citizenry,build human capacity.
He urged party members to always stand up for each other in the face of oppression and victimisation, and not to standby and idly watch as injustice if uchecked will eventually get round to every member.It was the turn of others yesterday,and today it’s the turn of Magnus Abe for venturing to run for Governor.No one knows whose turn it will be tomorrow.