OVER 20 NAMES IN LIST SUBMITTED BY RIVERS APC FOR NATIONAL CONVENTION FAKE ~ Abe’s faction raises alarm
…..says names of defectors and dead members included as delegates
The Senator MAGNUS ABE’s faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State says it has uncovered irregularities in the delegates lists submitted by the CHIBUIKE ROTIMI AMAECHI’s faction to the national body of the party for its National Convention slated to hold tomorrow, Saturday March 17, 2022.
The ABE’s faction of Rivers APC, in a petition jointly signed by a former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of Rivers State, Barr WORGU BOMS, Senator MAGNUS ABE and Senator WILSON AKE among others, said it observed the deliberate inclusion of names of those, who have left the party and dead members, as authentic delegates from the state in the list already submitted by the Minister’s faction for the tomorrow’s National Convention.
The petitioners said: “We examined the list and found that it was inflated by adding names of deceased persons and persons, who were never principal officers in the Rivers State House of Assembly (two categories of invalidity and nullity of delegates) status are attached to over twenty persons on the list in three broad categories of deceased persons, impostors and persons, who are no longer members of the APC”.
The petition also revealed that Chief D.U. ANUCHA, Hon. APOLLOS AMADI, Hon MARTINS MANNAH, Hon ANDREW MILLER and Hon FELICIA TANE, whose names are included in the delegates list had since died and be should not have appeared as delegates for the convention.
In another category, the petitioners stated that some of the names included on the lists were never in the position ascribed to them by AMAECHI’s faction and therefore should be regarded as imposters.
“They were so presented so as to bring them into the delegates’ category since being a member of House of Assembly is not. We do not say that they were not in the state legislature on the dates listed against their names. We state that it is not true that they were principal officers as claimed”.
The ABE’s faction of the party claimed that members like Hon SAMUEL OGURU, Hon BOB FREDRICK, Hon VICTORIA NYECHE, Hon COLLINS ORDU, Hon ONARI BROWN and Hon IBROMA KITCHNER were not principal officers in the Rivers State House of Assembly as described by the list.
Also in that category are Hon GIFT WOKOCHA, Hon LUCKY ODILI and Hon ISHMAEL SINGER on the delegates’ list in the category of present and past principal officers of the State Assembly.
Others are Hon MAUREEN TAMUNO, Hon CHIDIEBERE OKWU-WORLU, Hon BELEMA OKPOKIRI, Hon CHARLES ANYANWU and Hon JOHN BAZIA.
The petitioners said a letter they got from the Clerk of the Rivers State House of Assembly denied the claim that the above names were principal officers of the House, when they were members.
Also, the petitioners alleged that three persons, whose names appeared on the list had since defected to the PDP, hence are no more members of the APC in Rivers State and wondered why they should be included in the delegates’ list.
The include Hon FRED IGWE, Hon ABOKO AGOLIA and Senator OSINAKACHI IDEOZU had since left or were not even members of the APC and therefore calls for questions why such names should be found on the list.
The petitioners, however urged the Convention Committee to expunge such fake names from the list for the sanctity of the convention and the dignity of the party in particular.