Former National spokesman of the defunct new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, says Senator Magnus Abe allegedly had a secret agreement with Governor Nyesom Wike to appoint him Secretary to the State Government (SSG) in case his APC ministerial bid fails.
Eze, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC stated this in a statement issued in Post Harcourt and made available to BIGPEN ONLINE on Sunday, alleging that Abe had been plotting with Wike whilst he posed as APC senator and governorship aspirant of the party.
He claimed that in the plot, the Rivers State Governor allegedly promised Abe SSG position and some commissionership slot to stop APC, a plot which he said Abe carried out for the Governor during the governorship and state Assembly elections.
Eze said that already Wike has started implementing part of the agreement to destroy APC for ‘positions and patronage’ with the recent appointments of Abe’s men into his Thanksgiving and Inauguration Committee.
Eze, who is known to be a staunch critic of the PDP administration in Rivers state, said that the plots by Governor Wike was to compensate Senator Abe for his ignoble role in depriving the APC and Rivers people a chance of contesting in the last election and having a chance to choose as they would have wanted in the last election, respectively.
“Governor Wike, also noted for rewarding those who identify with his type of politics, has listed six of key actors of Senator Magnus Abe divisive and destructive plot against the APC in Rivers state that resulted in her not fielding any candidate in the 2019 polls in his Thanksgiving and Inauguration Committee.
“These members are as follows : Hon. Marcus Nle Eji – number 10 on the list; Hon. Aye People – number 2 on the list; Mr. Felix Nweke – number 8 on the list; Mr Hamilton Robinson – number 11 on the list and Kurotamunoye Briggs – number 3 on the list
“Governor Wike who recently announced that his second term administration will be an inclusive government had Abe’s team in mind as he has promised to add some of his men into his cabinet.
“The office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) has been reserved for Abe, in case he fails to cajole APC into given him a ministerial appointment.
“The world can read through the type of politics that INEC has played in Rivers state and on the Rivers people”, Eze said.