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    Magnus Abe: Rivers APC in crisis because Amaechi wants me expelled

Magnus Abe: Rivers APC in crisis because Amaechi wants me expelled

Magnus Abe, a former senator from Rivers, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state is in crisis because Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, wants him expelled from the party.Abe and Amaechi have been at loggerheads since the build-up to the 2019 general election.The in-fighting caused the APC in Rivers to lose all elective positions in the state.In a [...]

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    Amaechi, Abe renew hostility over Rivers APC congress

Amaechi, Abe renew hostility over Rivers APC congress

The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state took a new turn over the weekend as Magnus Abe, former senator representing Rivers south-east, fired salvo at Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation.The misunderstanding between the duo took a toll on the Rivers chapter of the APC in the last elections as it could not field candidates, losing 50 positions.Amaechi's [...]

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    ‘I spoke in anger’ —  Amaechi’s ally regrets tackling Buhari

‘I spoke in anger’ — Amaechi’s ally regrets tackling Buhari

Chidi Lloyd, an ally of Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has apologised for insulting President Muhammadu Buhari.Lloyd had accused Buhari of turning against members of the All Progressives Congress  (APC) in Rivers state.Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east, had tackled Lloyd, warning those supporting Amaechi against blaming their woes on the president.But in his response to Abe, Lloyd said the senator colluded [...]

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    Magnus Abe mocks Amaechi’s ally: Is Buhari also working with Wike?

Magnus Abe mocks Amaechi’s ally: Is Buhari also working with Wike?

Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east senatorial district, has asked supporters of Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, to stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari for their woes.Abe was reacting to comments made by Chidi Loyd, an ally of Amaechi, who had accused the president of abandoning members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state “when they needed him the most.”The [...]

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    How ego, internal crisis cost APC two governorship and 84 legislative seats

How ego, internal crisis cost APC two governorship and 84 legislative seats

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has barred the All Progressives Congress (APC) from fielding candidates in Rivers and Zamfara states and this decision has dire consequences for the party. The commission said it took the decision because of the failure of the party to hold primary polls. Except a last-minute change, the APC would keep regretting its inability to put its [...]

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    Magnus Abe: A’court didn’t order INEC to accept APC candidates in Rivers

Magnus Abe: A’court didn’t order INEC to accept APC candidates in Rivers

Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east, says it is untrue that the court of appeal has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to list candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) contesting the elections.He said this while reacting to an order of stay of execution granted by the court of appeal sitting in Port Harcourt barring candidates of the APC [...]

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    A’court renews hope of APC fielding candidates in Rivers

A’court renews hope of APC fielding candidates in Rivers

The court of appeal sitting in Port Harcourt has granted an order to stay the execution of an order barring candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from participating at the general election.In January, a Port Harcourt high court had nullified the primary polls conducted by both factions of the APC in Rivers.While the faction of Rotimi Amaechi, minister of [...]

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    Court nullifies Tonye Cole, Magnus Abe’s candidacy in Rivers

Court nullifies Tonye Cole, Magnus Abe’s candidacy in Rivers

A federal high court in Port Harcourt has given a judgement restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from presenting Tonye Cole and Magnus Abe as governorship candidates in the general elections.The judgement was delivered on Monday.Cole is the preferred candidate of Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transport, while Abe is the senator representing Rivers south-east.The court also nullified all direct [...]

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    APC senatorial candidate says Magnus Abe lacks political intelligence

APC senatorial candidate says Magnus Abe lacks political intelligence

Oji Ngofa, the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate for Rivers south-east, says the feud between Magnus Abe,incumbent senator in the district, and Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, is unnecessary.Abe and Amaechi fell out because of the senator's governorship ambition.Commenting on the feud between both men, Ngofa, who is Nigeria's Ambassador to the Netherlands, claimed Abe lacks political intelligence.He said he [...]

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    Magnus Abe: Amaechi humiliated me before my wife

Magnus Abe: Amaechi humiliated me before my wife

Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east, says Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, categorically asked him not to contest Rivers governorship election.Abe said the "unacceptable" episode played out in his house, in the presence of his wife.The minister and senator have been at loggerheads over the All Progressives Congress (APC) structure in Rivers.Amaechi is backing Tony Cole, co-founder of Sahara Group, who [...]

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    Group alleges fraud in Atiku’s tax remittance

Group alleges fraud in Atiku’s tax remittance

Rebirth Nigeria Leadership and Good Governance Initiative, a pro-democracy group, has raised questions over  the income declaration made by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.The PDP presidential candidate had declared N60.2 million as his income over a three-year period.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Sunday, Olugbenro Ogunoye,  national president of the group, said the remittance is filled [...]

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    Pro-Abe protesters ask APC to recognise him as Rivers guber candidate

Pro-Abe protesters ask APC to recognise him as Rivers guber candidate

Some All Progressives Congress (APC) members loyal to Magnus Abe, senator representing south-east, on Friday stormed the national secretariat of the party to demand that the leadership of the party to recognise Abe as the APC gubernatorial candidate for 2019.The senator and Tony Cole both emerged governorship candidates of APC after holding parallel primaries.Cole belongs to the faction of Rotimi Amaechi, [...]

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    Rivers APC produces two governorship candidates

Rivers APC produces two governorship candidates

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state produced two governorship candidates in parallel primary elections conducted on Sunday.A faction of the party loyal to Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east, adopted direct primary election while the faction loyal to Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, went for indirect primaries.There were four aspirants in all seeking to pick the party's governorship [...]

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    Magnus Abe: Amaechi has become bigger than APC

Magnus Abe: Amaechi has become bigger than APC

Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east, says Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has become bigger than the All Progressives Congress (APC).Abe, who has been having a running battle with Amaechi, said this at a rally in Khana local government area of Rivers state, on Thursday.A governorship aspirant of the APC, he accused the leadership of the ruling party of giving [...]

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    Amaechi: Abe conspiring with Wike to tarnish my image

Amaechi: Abe conspiring with Wike to tarnish my image

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has alleged that Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, and Magnus Abe, lawmaker representing Rivers south-east at the senate, are conspiring to disparage and defame him.In a statement on Friday, Amaechi, who governed Rivers between 2007 and 2015, alleged that the duo are plotting to use his former cabinet members to tell fake, concocted [...]

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    Magnus Abe: I want to be Rivers governor, nobody can deny me my right

Magnus Abe: I want to be Rivers governor, nobody can deny me my right

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