Peter Odike, the Acting Chairman of the Magnus Abe-led faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has stressed the need for all the factions of the party to reunite under the leadership of Rotimi Amaechi.
In a statement in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, Odike thanked the national leadership of the party for appointing a caretaker committee to run the affairs of the party in the state and expressed willingness to work with the new arrangement.
He said he will soon meet with Amaechi and other leaders of the party to forge a common front, pointing out that the party could not afford to remain disunited when there is an opportunity to work together.
Part of the statement entitled, Rivers APC: Time to Forge Ahead as One read: “Let me also congratulate the Caretaker Committee headed by Isaac Abot Ogbogbula on their appointment.
“I wish therefore to advise the committee that the task before them demands that they be fair, democratic and firm in the discharge of their duty. The public may be reminded that our position has always been to open the democratic space for all eligible to participate in. Posterity will hold the committee responsible if they fail to do so.
“May I, therefore, urge all APC members to embrace this opportunity that has been provided in order for us to be the formidable party that we all yearn for.
“In the coming days, I will once more, be meeting with the leader of the party, Amaechi, as well as other leaders and stakeholders of our party to ensure that we do not miss this golden opportunity to be the great force that we are.
“It is time we think Rivers State and Rivers APC, and compound our forces, to make Rivers State great”