President Muhammadu Buhari has been called upon to intervene in the persisting factional crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State.
Concerned stakeholders under the aegis of All Progressive Congress Interest group, Excellence Achievers Movement made the plea on Friday through its president, Solomon Deesi Lenu, in Port Harcourt.
He lamented that the division of the APC in the state had hindered the party to play its rightful duty to constructively criticize the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Time has come for President Buhari to look into the crisis that has paralyzed Rivers chapter of the APC. This crisis is working against the collective interest of Rivers people.
A state that twice produced Mr President’s campaign Director-General, Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi deserves to effectively play an opposition role in governance by providing alternative directions for the Nyesom Wike’s administration.
Rivers people should benefit a great deal from the present government they voted into power, but the reverse is the case today because opposition APC in Rivers is in disarray and needs to be restored,” Lenu said.
He said the desire of his group was to the APC become part of the solution to the deteriorating state of security, which appears to be too big for the current government to solve in Rivers.
The party constitution provides for an internal mechanism for settlement of disputes and if that fails, the leaders and executives at national-level ought to prevail on the principal actors to ensure the party forges a common front to take its rightful place in serving its duties to the people of Rivers,Lenu added.