APC crisis: Aguma was never a part of us, says Abe

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Chief Magnus Abe, a Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) factional leader, has said that Igo Aguma, the party's sacked Chairman of the state's Caretaker Committee, was an ally of Chibuike Amaechi.

Chief Magnus Abe, a Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) factional leader, has said that Igo Aguma, the party’s sacked Chairman of the state’s Caretaker Committee, was an ally of Chibuike Amaechi.

Aguma was never in Abe’s camp, despite popular belief, and he (Aguma) was free to leave the party, according to Abe.

The Supreme Court had last week affirmed the sacking of Aguma as the party’s chairman of the caretaker committee in the state.

But speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday, Abe also said that the apex court’s decision should afford the APC an opportunity to put its house in order.

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“Chief Igo Aguma as you would recall became chairman by virtue of a court judgement when he tried to intervene in a crisis. He was actually a member of the Minister’s faction,” he said.

“He was not part of us originally so his leaving is a personal decision. Like everybody knows in this country, every adult is free to associate with whomever he wants to associate with. He took the decision of the court to mean that the party will not respond to the issues.

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“However, we interpreted the court’s decision as a new chance for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to clean up its act.”

Aguma has declared that he is no longer a member of the APC, following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold an earlier judgment by the Appeal Court.

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