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Sylva, Amaechi meet to strengthen APC in South-South

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L-R Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Mala Buni and Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva

By Joshua Williams

The reconciliatory efforts of the Governor Mai Mala Buni led Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee (CENCPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress ( APC) on Monday saw Minister of Transport, Rotimi Ameachi and his counterpart Minister of State, Petroleum, Timipre Sylva agreeing to work together to reposition the party in the South-South geo-political zone of the country.

The two of them who were one time governors of Rivers and Bayesla States disclosed this development to newsmen after a closed door meeting with the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

The Minister of Transport who earlier arrived at the party Secretariat around 1:15 pm left after few minutes only to return with the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee to join the Minister of State for Petroleum at about 2pm for the closed door meeting that last almost an hour.

The political differences between the two South-South leaders in recent past have had a toll on the party’s fortune in the region.

Speaking with newsmen after the closed door meeting, Ameachi who was accompanied by the former governor Sylva, said: “We have agreed that both of us will work together.”