Rivers guber: ‘I’m sorry’ – Amaechi’s ally, Chidi Llyod apologize to President Buhari

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Saturday, March 15,2019

The Director-General of the Tonye Cole campaign, Hon. Chidi has apologised to President Muhammadu Buhari.

We reported earlier that Llyod, an ally of the leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, had accused President Muhammadu Buhari of turning against the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State.

And in a swift reaction, Senator Magnus Abe, representing Rivers South East, had called on Amaechi and his men to leave Buhari out of what is happening to the party in the State.

However, in a statement he issued in Port Harcourt on Friday, Llyod called on Abe to leave Amaechi out of his (Llyod) comments, adding that he made the statement about Buhari out of anger.

He added, “As a stakeholder in the politics of Rivers State, I feel sad that a collaboration of Senator Magnus Abe and Governor Wike and their accomplices in the Rivers State Judiciary denied us so much in power structure of Rivers State.

“Whereas, it is an incontrovertible fact that Magnus Abe was collecting huge sums of money and a landcrussier jeep, including payment of legal fees, from Governor Wike to pull the rug off the feet of the APC, it is even more annoying that Magnus Abe did everything under the sun to stop President Buhari from being re-elected.

“It is on record that when we were working round the clock to ensure we re-elected President Buhari, Magnus Abe addressed a team of 23 Coordinators across the 23 LGAs in his camp to go to their LGAs and instruct their supporters to vote for Atiku instead President Buhari and they did.

“Every true Nigerian will agree with me that President Buhari’s emergence and subsequent re-election is the best thing that has ever happened to Nigeria. I am a full supporter of President Buhari and I am doing that without regrets.

“My statement may have sounded harsh, I regret it and take responsibility for that. I am sorry.

“I spoke in anger because of the collusion of INEC and Wike in Rivers State Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections.”

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