The All Progressives Congress in Rivers State is not giving anything to chance.
Its lawyers, according to what we have learnt, are preparing vigorously to defend the decision of the National Secretariat to organize congresses to replace factional leaders whose purported elections have been outlawed by the courts with new credible faces.
Available information indicate that a date for the hearing has been fixed for next month by a Port Harcourt High Court.
Senator Magnus Abe had gone to court earlier to block congresses planned by the party, thus throwing a spanner in the works.
Abe flew into a rage as soon as news of an impending congress in Rivers State was broken by the Minister of Transportation at an occasion organized to mark his return to office for a second tenure.
The establishment of a caretaker committee by the party further increased Abe’s wrath.
He accordingly resolved to place obstacles in the way by heading to court, with his support base insisting there was need for reconciliation to take place before the party could make any progress in terms of organizing congress.
Despite going to court, all hasn’t worked out well for the Ogoni politician.
Some allies at the national level are gradually beating a retreat from him. In Yenagoa, Abe was seemingly not recognized by persons who are supposed to be close to him.
Within the period under review, Peter Odike, Abe’s factional chairman has also ditched the unending disagreements for peace in the party.
Next month, both the APC and Abe would get to know what the court thinks.
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