Doris McDaniels exposes the detrimental effects of Rotimi Amaechi’s leadership on the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State.
Doris McDaniels, a concerned member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, has come forward to shed light on the destructive impact of former Transportation minister Rotimi Amaechi on their party.
McDaniels reveals that in 2019, the party underwent a dramatic shift, transforming into what she refers to as the Amaechi Peoples Party. This transformation involved the introduction of a candidate who was unknown to Rivers Politics, lacked a connection with APC members in the state, and had no rapport with the electorate for the gubernatorial election.
Selfishness And Greed: Amaechi’s Role In The Party’s Demise
In her personally signed statement, McDaniels emphasizes that the only way to salvage the APC is to liberate it from the grip of Rotimi Amaechi. She asserts that Amaechi’s actions provided the enemies of the party in the state with the perfect opportunity to dismantle it completely, while he remained indifferent to the welfare of the party members as a Federal Minister.
The Consequences Of Amaechi’s Authoritative Power Play
The All Progress Congress (APC) in Rivers State has been plagued by numerous issues, as some politicians in the state consider themselves all-knowing and all-powerful. However, the people of the state are well aware of the party’s struggles. Amidst the blame game, many point fingers at former governor Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi for single-handedly stifling the APC’s potential in the state due to his selfishness and poor leadership qualities. Others accuse opportunistic politicians who exploit the party’s decline to falsely assume leadership roles.
Missed Opportunities: The Downfall Of APC’s Promising Outlook
Certain individuals within the party contribute to its disunity by being dishonest about their own wrongdoings, while others play double roles in the party’s decline.
McDaniels asserts that the truth is that the APC in Rivers State met its demise in 2019, and Amaechi was primarily responsible, driven by his self-interest and greed. Other disloyal members also played a part in the party’s downfall. Amaechi took control of the party and effectively formed his own Amaechi People’s Party (APC). He sidelined credible seasoned politicians who had defected from the PDP after the 2015 elections and only embraced mediocre politicians who flattered him as APC members.
If Amaechi had accommodated the new defectors, McDaniels said the APC’s dominance in Rivers State would have been unassailable, given that Governor Wike was not a popular choice among the people at that time.
McDaniels adds that the initial state of the APC, following the 2015 elections, displayed a promising outlook, primarily fueled by Amaechi’s phantom presidential ambition. However, his approach to conducting primary elections, which marginalized other aspirants, ultimately led to the disqualification of all APC candidates by the judiciary in 2019.
Lack Of National Leadership Response To The Party’s Issues
Presently, the national leadership of the APC appears to be indifferent to the pressing issues within the party. There is a notable lack of urgency in addressing the challenges faced by the APC in Rivers State. However, McDaniels expresses hope that they will eventually address the matter and undertake necessary measures to restore the party. She suggests that a surgical procedure may be required to ensure that the party remains in the hands of trustworthy members, following a renewed membership drive.
Calls For Inclusive And Trustworthy APC Leadership
McDaniels emphasizes that it is crucial for all individuals vying for leadership positions within the party to cease their infighting. She asserts that the party will act in due course to establish an all-inclusive framework, where personal ambitions do not overshadow the party’s growth and progress. McDaniels emphasizes the importance of good governance and sustainable growth in Rivers State, reminding party members that their primary objective should be the emancipation and welfare of the people.
Doris McDaniels, revealed the destructive impact of Rotimi Amaechi’s leadership on the party, with the transformation of the APC into the Amaechi Peoples Party, the sidelining of credible politicians, and the party’s subsequent downfall, McDaniels calls for urgent action to salvage the APC. She highlights the need for an inclusive leadership that prioritizes the party’s growth and the welfare of the people of Rivers State.
Pundits believed that the challenges faced by the APC in Rivers State require prompt attention from the national leadership. By addressing these issues and adopting a surgical approach to ensure the trustworthiness of party members, the APC can regain its strength and establish itself as a formidable political force in the state.