The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has told the Acting National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, to leave former Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, alone or the party would be forced to expose him.
Rivers APC issued the threat in a statement signed by the State Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, and issued on Sunday in Port Harcourt. The party was reacting to the unprovoked attack which Secondus launched on Amaechi on Wednesday while receiving the report of the Senator Ike Ekweremadu-led committee on how to reform and reposition the former ruling party for the 2019 general elections.
Rivers APC said: “We appreciate the agony of Prince Uche Secondus, one of the key architects of PDP’s loss of power after 16 years of misrule. We also understand his frustration in his very difficult assignment of reinventing PDP, a party the death of which he and some other tin gods caused by frustrating Amaechi and other progressives who were the souls of PDP out of the party. It is a pity that PDP has yet to recover from the shock of the departure of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi from the party. Even though we do not intend to go into details of what Prince Uche Secondus and other inner caucus members did to force Amaechi out of the party, we will like to caution him to stop further disparaging of Amaechi as any further attack on Amaechi will force us to alert the world on who Prince Secondus truly is. We wish to warn him that enough is enough.”
Rivers APC wondered why Secondus, rather than concentrating on the recommendations of the Ekweremadu committee and addressing the issues raised in the committee’s report on how to get back PDP on track, chose to play to the gallery by asking President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate Amaechi, who has no skeleton in his cupboard unlike him (Secondus) whose cupboard is full of skeletons.
The party advised PDP to come to terms with the fact that Amaechi has left the party for good and has joined other great patriotic Nigerians in a better political party that is poised to take Nigeria out of the woods into which the 16 years of the visionless leadership of PDP has plunged the country.