APC Sacks Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi
A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State loyal to Igo Aguma has sacked the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi for anti-party activities.
The APC faction in a statement signed by the media adviser to Aguma, Livingstone Wechie said Amaechi’s sack from the party by the state executives followed his earlier suspension at the ward level.
The statement noted that the State Executive Caretaker Committee confirmed the decision of the State Disciplinary Committee of the party which looked into Amaechi’s suspension by Ward 8, Ikwerre Local Government Area where he hails from.
Prior to this development, the Amaechi faction had also over the weekend, sacked Senator Magnus Abe, Igo Aguma, Livingstone Wechie, Wogu Boms, and all caretaker committee leaders inaugurated by Aguma.
This development has further thrown the APC in Rivers State into more crisis ahead of the local government elections in the state as well as the 2023 general eletions.
The statement by the Aguma faction also noted that the expulsion of Chief Victor Giadom and the suspension of Senator Chief Andrew Uchendu from the party has been referred to the disciplinary committee for further action.
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The statement reads: “The State Executive Committee also accepted and ratified the decision of the State Disciplinary Committee to uphold the indefinite suspension of Isaac Ogbobula by the Ward 10 and LGA Executive of Ahoada-East Local Government Area of Rivers State. Isaac Ogbobula is hereby suspended indefinitely from APC Rivers.
“The state chairman briefed the executive committee meeting that he received communication from the APC executive of Gokana LGA to the effect that both Ward 16, Bera and the Gokana LGA chapters of the party have expelled Chief Victor Giadom from the APC as well as a report from Emohua LGA chapter that both Ward 4 and Emohua Local Government chapter of the party in Rivers State has suspended Senator Chief Andrew Uchendu from the APC.
“The executive committee referred both reports from Emohua and Gokana Local Government Areas on Chief Victor Giadom and Senator Andrew Uchendu to the State Disciplinary Committee for further action in line with Article 21 of APC Constitution.”
The Aguma faction also declared readiness to present candidates and partake in the forthcoming local government election in Rivers state.
“The state caretaker committee also expressed commitment to work assiduously to bring the party to reckoning in Rivers state. We, therefore, urge our teeming members and supporters to stay focused as we collectively usher in the new dawn of APC in Rivers state,”the statement read.