The senator representing Rivers south-east senatorial district, Magnus Abe, has warned Chidi Lloyd, the director-general of the campaign organisation of Tonye Cole, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari for their woes.
This was in reaction to Chidi Loyd’s claims that Buhari abandoned the party “when they needed him the most.”
However, the senator expressed shock at such claims saying Amaechi’s allies should leave Buhari out of their blame games.
Abe said: “I was visibly shocked when Hon. Chidi Lloyd, the Director-General of the Amaechi/Cole campaign went on Channels TV to openly abuse the president and blamed President Buhari for the electoral challenges facing the APC in Rivers state.
“This is most unfortunate. The habit of blaming everyone else for our woes must stop immediately. We had a needless and senseless power tussle in the party even when everyone agreed that the minister was the leader, yet that was Senator Abe’s fault, (because Senator Abe has a gubernatorial ambition as if there is any member of a political party in Nigeria without an ambition).
“APC members in Rivers State went to court for a minor issue that could have been resolved internally in ten minutes, they were accused of being sponsored by Governor Wike.
“The APC leadership went to physically attack the courts and openly disobeyed court orders and the courts responded by axing the candidates for being products of that disobedience. The judges were accused of being PDP and working for Wike.
“Now you have gone into an election for which you are clearly ill-prepared, and yet the president gave you everything. Rivers APC had NDDC, Railway, NPA, Shippers Council; Ministry of Transportation, Police, Army, Air Force, DSS and yet you could not win because the INEC REC is PDP. INEC Chairman is PDP, haba!
“In playing our usual blame game let us leave President Buhari out of it and focus on the real issues facing the party in Rivers state.”