A faction of the Rivers All Progressives Congress (APC) loyal to former governor Rotimi Amaechi is talking tough.
The Amaechi-led faction threatened to deal with party dissidents after another state APC faction led by Isaac Abbot-Ogbobula suspended three prominent politicians from the party.
The Amaechi faction responded within 24 hours of the suspension, issuing a warning to the Abbot-Ogbobua-led faction to desist from its “act of lawlessness”.
Spokesman for the Amaechi-led faction, Ogbonna Nwuke, said this in a statement, in Port Harcourt on Sunday.
The Abbot-Ogbobula-led committee had also recommended the trio of Senator Magnus Abe, former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in the State, Wogu Boms and a former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Igo Aguma for expulsion over what it termed anti-party activities.
But Nwuke said:
“We laud the leaders of our party right from the grassroots to the state level for seizing the opportunity to cut off the necks of hydra-headed snakes that have been spewing poison and hurting our members.
“Let it be known that the APC will no longer tolerate acts of indiscipline and destabilization. From now on, we will cleanse the Augean stable.
“The will of the National Secretariat of our great Party must be respected,” he said on behalf of the Amaechi-led faction.