(By Iheanyi Ezinwo) – As the dust raised by the alleged shoving aside of the former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Igo Aguma, from office as the chairman of the caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State is yet to settle, a peace and reconciliation team driven by Senators Andrew Uchendu and Wilson Ake has been set up to reach out to aggrieved members of the party.
This disclosure was made by Hon. Sekonte Davies at an interface with the media in Port Harcourt on Wednesday. He also told reporters that he was the chairman of the caretaker committee of the APC located at 63, Aba road in Port Harcourt. Flanked by Hon. Ogbonna Nwuke and other members of his executive, Hon. Davies said a change in leadership was carried out by statutory members in line with the party’s constitution because Igo Aguma failed to operate from the party’s secretariat, and also excluded some statutory members of the party from his meetings.
The former Executive Director at Nigeria Ports Authority clarified that Hon. Aguma was suspended by statutory members because he was operating like a sole administrator, and from anywhere he liked instead of the party’s secretariat at 63 Aba road, adding that the party did not want a repeat of 2015 when their members were unable to participate in the elections.
He however assured that the doors of the party was open for all members to join in the renewed effort to rebuild the party, hinting that the party is poised to return power to the wards, where every one will go and get legitimacy.
The twist is that, while Hon. Seconte Davies is claiming that the executive of the Rivers APC that recognized at the centre is the one operating from 63 Aba road, Igo Aguma is insisting that he remains the chairman of the caretaker committee of the party based on the court judgment and majority support of statutory members of the party..