Rivers: How Wike used, dumped Senator Abe – Eze
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has claimed that the State Governor, Nyesom Wike has dumped Senator Magnus Abe for lack of trust.
He said this in a statement he signed and made available to ND REPORTERS on Tuesday.
According to Eze, after allegedly using the former Rivers South-East Senator to play an ignominious role, ensuring that APC did not field candidates in Rivers State in the 2019 general elections, Wike discovered that Abe can also betray him as he allegedly betrayed former Transport Minister, Chibuike Amaechi.
The former Spokesperson for the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP, said the role played by Abe “has kept him [Abe] in the political wilderness he has found himself today as Governor Nyesom Wike, who was the major beneficiary of his ”misguided and unfortunate’ role, has decided to keep him at bay to the extent of not appointing him into any cabinet office.
“The leader of the external force that used him to ridicule APC in Rivers state has asked him to keep off his coast, stating that he if he could betray his own benefactor and mentor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the way he did, how can he (Abe) assure him that he will not betray him in future”, he said.
He said further that he had counselled Abe not to toe this path, warning then that he would politically ruin himself, but according to the party chieftain, the former senator refused to yield to the wise counsel.
Eze went further to state that Abe could still rediscover himself by formally apologising to APC leaders that he truncated their political ambitions and to the Rivers people upon whom he had succeeded to install a retrogressive government.