2023: Only You Can’t Decide On Zoning – Abe Replies Amaechi
Former Senator, Magnus Abe, has said the remarks by Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, on zoning of the Rivers governorship ticket is his personal opinion. Parry Benson, Abe’s spokesperson, in a statement Wednesday night. Said to the gathering of All Progressives Congress (APC) faithful in Port Harcourt that Amaechi’s declaration was a Greek gift to the riverine people. The former federal lawmaker described it as “a poisoned chalice bound to fail”. He said “If you just stand and carry a microphone and begin to zone and unzone, everybody knows what you are doing. And so long as it is singularly done, it will not work,” he said. “No one individual has such power and definitely, the former Governor (Amaechi) does not have that power,” he added. He, insisting that nobody can grow bigger than the people, Abe said Rivers State was the foundation of prominent indigenes. He wondered why anyone would announce zoning without the election of Ward Chairmen, Ward officials, Local Government Area Chairmen and State Chairman. “Is that sensible political action? Will that aid the APC to win elections in the state?”, the APC stalwart quipped.