Some protesters from Rivers State on Friday stormed the National Secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) asking the party’s leadership to recognise the primary that produced Sen. Magnus Abe as the governorship candidate.
The spokesman for the protesters, Amb. Anosike Odowa, said since the court had voided the primary conducted by the faction led the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, which produced Tonye Cole, the National Working Committee (NWC) should settled for the election that threw up Sen. Abe.
He called on the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to wade in and do the right thing.
He said, “We are members of APC from Rivers State. We are here this morning to register our grievances, to speak to the National Chairman of the party and the NEC of our party that one man called Rotimi Chubuike Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, has gone ahead to disobey court judgement.
“He has gone to bring his business partner to be the candidate of our party and we are saying that Tonye Cole, we don’t know him. We are members of this party, we struggled for this party and we believe that APC, while we left PDP to APC, is because of impunity and injustice.
“Now, the National Chairman of our party, should do the right thing by accepting the result of direct primaries which Distinguished Senator Magnus Abe emerged as the winner.
“Now the Court of competent jurisdiction sitting in Port Harcourt has voided, has ruled and voided every activities of the purported primaries conducted by Rotimi Chubuike Amaechi. The indirect primaries conducted by Rotimi Chubuike Amaechi has been voided and in law it cannot stand.”