A former acting national chairman of the ALL Progressive Congress (APC), Victor Giadom, has rejected his expulsion by a faction of the party in Rivers state.
Mr Giadom was controversially expelled on Monday by the Igo Aguma-led faction barely two days after the latter was suspended alongside Magnus Abe, an arch-rival to Nigeria’s transport minister, Rotimi Amaechi.
They were reporteddly suspended by the Isaac Abbot-Ogbobula state caretaker committee appointed by the APC national caretaker committee.
Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday, Mr Giadom said his expulsion and the suspension of Mr Amaechi were carried out by ”impersonators” who should not be taken seriously.
“The entire act is laughable. Laughable in the sense that a non-existing structure cannot suspend a former national officer of a political party.
“They are not official in my ward, which is Ward 16, neither are they in the local government in Gokana or state leadership of the party, so I wouldn’t join issues with them.
“There action is inconsequential and I am not disturbed. When the chairman of my ward is still alive. You cannot sit down in the comfort of your room and say you are the chairman of a party when we are not in Banana Republic.
“I challenged them to make proof as how they emerged excos of my ward. They are not, they are just impersonators,” he told this reporter.
Efforts to reach Mr Amaechi was unsuccessful but a source close to the minister accused the Mesrrs Abe and Aguma-led faction of the party of acting the script of the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, to destabilise the APC in the state.
Furthermore, the source said he doubted if the transport minister would want to react to this development but would rather wait for the party national caretaker committee to take a decisive decision on the crisis.
“Since some people have accused him of causing trouble in sthe tate, I think the should stand to watch as events unfold in the state,” the source said.