A good governance advocacy group, the Unity House Foundation (UHF) said it has begun the sensitisation of members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State ahead of the forthcoming congress of the party.
Although the APC national leadership is yet to fix the dates for the party’s ward, local government and state congresses, leader of the party in the state and minister of transportation, Mr Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, had a fortnight ago, advised APC faithful in the state to prepare for the exercise.
The directive by Amaechi, who is the immediate-past Rivers State governor, attracted criticisms from top chieftains of the party in the state, including the immediate-past senator representing Rivers south-east district in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe.
But, speaking in a live radio programme monitored in Port Harcourt, UHF chairman, Chima Onuoha, said the group had gone far with its sensitisation programme before the minister gave the directive.
Onuoha said, “Since it happened like that, we now on our own, remembered that we have to start on time to sensitise people on the proper congress. We have done that, we have trickled down to even the wards and units.
“We had started the sensitisation of our people, party people, even before the Honourable Minister made the statement. And I don’t think that the statement should have been an issue.
“There is a congress coming, we should know that we will have a congress. So, if that is the case and the Honourable Minister says, ‘go and prepare’ for it. What is wrong with that? I don’t see anything wrong myself.”
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