Former Senator Magnus Abe has chastised Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, for agreeing to zone the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket to the state’s riverine region.
It was announced that during a meeting with party supporters in Ogu-bolo, Amaechi urged residents of the state’s riverine region to prepare for the zoning of the governorship ticket to the region.
Abe responded by disagreeing with the minister’s comment, claiming that it was too early to speculate about which zone would produce the party’s next governorship candidate.
In a speech to his supporters in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Abe argued that the APC had yet to develop its administrative structures, claiming that no single person could impose or zone governorship ticket for the party.
“When the minister of transportation arrived in Khana, he made a strong impression. He said that every member of the party would be involved in the decision-making process.
Last week, the same minister was in Ogu bolo, where he announced that the party’s governorship candidate will hail from the state’s riverine region.
I’d like to point out that the minister’s Ogu bolo zoning remark was his own opinion.
“As a person, he cannot choose the region or zone from which the party’s governorship candidate will emerge.
He noted that the zoning of the APC governorship ticket should be a consensus and joint decision by all party members.