The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, Ojukaye Flag-Amachree, has threatened that the party will seal-off any property hosting any parallel ‘state secretariat’ named after the party.
Flag-Amachree, who reacted on Thursday to the setting up of a parallel ‘Rivers State APC State Secretariat’ in Port Harcourt by the Senator representing Rivers South East senatorial district, Magnus Ngei Abe, told The Neighbourhood that there was nothing to worry about over the development. “Anybody who is a member of APC can hoist the party’s flag in front of his house. But where anybody puts a signboard that such a property is the APC State Secretariat, that person is inviting trouble. That person has crossed the red line and we shall respond accordingly”, he told the newspaper.
When asked what specific steps APC might take in response to the threat to his office, Flag-Amachree said the party would not tolerate it. “We will inform security agencies in the state, after two or three days, we will pull down whatever signpost put there and then, seal-off the building.
“At no time did Magnus Abe dispute that Congresses did not hold in Rivers State. But his argument has been that he was not carried along.
Flag-Amachree continued: “There was no parallel state congress and so there is no parallel state executive of APC to warrant anybody to open any other state secretariat. I was duly elected by party delegates, and duly sworn into office as the Rivers State Chairman of APC. I have my documents to that effect. As such, nobody can wake up and claim to be Rivers State Chairman of APC much more opening another state secretariat. Such a person would be inviting trouble.