Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that he is not a leader to a hypocrite like the senator representing Rivers South-East, Magnus Abe.
His denial of the senator follows a statement made by Abe at the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat, describing Amaechi as his leader.
But reacting to the statement, Amaechi described Abe as one with a “hypocritical and devious character.”
He said: “I am not Magnus Abe’s leader. Abe has long left me and the political family that is largely responsible for his rise and fame in politics.
“How can I be Abe’s leader when he and the minions sponsored by him (Abe), privately and publicly abuses, insults, cast aspersions etc on me, my wife and members of my family, daily? Is that how a follower treats his Leader?
“It’s cheap and indeed shameful political sophistry for Abe to stand in the APC secretariat and deceitfully say I am his Leader, while all he has done, both privately and publicly in recent times is to undermine me, the APC and desecrate the APC in Rivers State.
“As a matter of fact, it is indeed very doubtful if Senator Abe is still in the APC. He mouths APC but his actions belie his words and clearly tell a different story.
“Such a hypocritical, devious character cannot be my follower. I am not his Leader.”