Chief Chukwuemeka Eze, a founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, has described the suspension of Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transport from the party as comic relief.
Amaechi’s suspension was announced on Monday by a faction of the party led by Igo Aguma, who accused the minister of anti-party.
Others suspended by the Aguma-led Caretaker Committee are Isaac Ogbobula, who is leading Amaechi’s faction of the APC; Senator Andrew Uchendu while Victor Giadom was outrightly expelled from the party.
However, Eze, who is a loyalist of Amaechi said Aguma’s declaration only had an entertainment value designed to evoke laughter from the audience and nothing more.
He said the political atmosphere was too serious to accommodate melodramatic actions and clowning.
He said, “Having shown their huge talents and endowments in the entertainment industry, it is only justifiable and fair to recommend Senator Magnus Abe, Aguma and others to AY, Basketmout, Bovi and other established comedians, for further grooming and rudimentary training to enable them live-out their dream career and set them up for life”.
“For the records and clarity purposes, Aguma, who has been parading himself as Rivers APC Caretaker Committee Chairman has since lost the locus to so act given that the judgment of the High Court which constituted statutory members of the party into CTC and imposed Aguma as Chairman has been suspended by the Court of Appeal since Thursday, July 16, 2020 in Isaac Abott Ogbobula v Igo Aguma & Ors.
“Recall that the Appellate Court had in a unanimous ruling by a panel of Justices, stripped Igo Aguma of the powers and legality to continue to lay claim to the Rivers APC CTC Chairmanship and that rulling is subsisting and remains in force until the Supreme Court rules otherwise”.
The party chief said that no legal basis upon which Igo Aguma could continue to act or purport to act was in existence.
Dismissing the suspension of Amaechi, Chief Giadom, Sen. Uchendu, and Ogbobula, as a joke taken too far, Eze appealed to the public to ignore Aguma.