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Rivers APC congress: Senator Abe, loyalists’ names missing on delegates’ list

A suppoter tries to display All Progressives Congress (APC) party flag on a pole, during incumbent President Mohammadu Buhari's presidential campaign rally at the Sanni Abacha Stadium in Kano, on January 31, 2019. - Buhari has flag off campaign in Kano, the commercial nerve centre of northern Nigeria to seek re-election at the forthcoming February polls. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP) (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images)

The names of Senator Magnus Ngei Abe and his loyalists were not on the delegates’ list for the ongoing state congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State.

This is as ballot casting for the nationwide state congresses of the APC commenced at about 11:45 am at the Polo Club, Port Harcourt.

Some prominent loyalists of the former Senator, whose names were not on the delegates’ list, are former Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Otelemaba Amachree, and former Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Golden Ben Chioma.

It was gathered that Abe and his loyalists did not participate in the previous nationwide members registration and revalidation exercise of the party in the state.

It was also learnt that the former lawmaker’s loyalists allegedly boycotted the ward and local government congresses earlier held by the APC in the state.

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