Yekini Nabena, Deputy National Publicity Secretary, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Saturday, said that serving Minister of Transport, Rotimi Ameachi, is the arrowhead behind the crisis that has engulged the ruling party in recent times.
Nabena made the disclosure on Saturday while speaking with journalists in Abuja, while reacting to the legality of the NEC meeting convened by Victor Giadom, acting Secretary of the APC.
Nabena alleged that Mr. Ameachi is the force behind Giadom who has been issuing directives on NEC meeting that are
contrary to those released by the Adam Oshiomole’s faction of the party.
Nabena noted that the members of the party cannot be taken for a ride because of the political and 2023 presidential aspirations of Giadom’s sponsor and godfather (Ameachi) who is attempting to control the party’s structure.
Nabena also alleged that acting National Secretary of the party, Chief Victor Giadom, is not a member of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).
He said Giadom officially resigned his position in the National Working Committee (NWC) to contest as running mate to the party’s 2019 governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole.
Giadom, who is now the Acting National Secretary of the party, had last week called for an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting scheduled for Tuesday.
Nabena said: “I call on members of our party and the public to disregard the so-called zonal caucus meeting which held on Thursday at the Edo State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.
“The meeting was neither convened nor attended by the APC National Vice Chairman (South-South), Hilliard Eta and Leader of the party in the South-South, Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege.
“Hence, all decisions reached at the purported meeting is a nullity and definitely does not reflect the views and stand of the Party’s South-South Caucus.”
According to him, “It should be known that Victor Giadom tendered his resignation letter to the National Working Committee (NWC) to contest the 2019 election as the Party’s Deputy Governorship candidate in Rivers State.
It is strange and an aberration that he still attends meetings of the NWC, occupies the office of Deputy National Secretary and convenes a NEC meeting. In our politicking, we must not lose sight of due process and the dictates of the Party’s constitution.”