By Abdul Tukur
Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso was in River State on Saturday to attend two massive rallies organised by members of his party.
The former Governor of Kano State was joined by former President Abdulsalam Abubakar and the current Senate President, Bukola Saraki in the first event.
The event was a special thanksgiving to celebrate Senator Magnus Abe’s (APC Southeast) recent win at the polls.
A chieftain of the party in the South-South state was not present. Rotimi Amaechi, however, found time to attend another rally in Bori-Ogoni.
This sparked rumours of a potential rift between the two politicians from the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Since its formation, the ruling party has recorded several infighting among top members.
Last month, a reconciliation body to mend things was established, but, some members are still working against one another.
Mr Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, has promised to scuttle any plans made by Senator Abe towards 2019.
At a weekend at a meeting in Port-Harcourt, with Ikwerre APC Chiefs and Elders’ Forum, IACEF, the former River’s state Governor said: “Abe is daring me, an Ikwerre son. He is abusing me every day. I will ensure I use Ikwerre vote against him.”
However, presenting a united front, Senator Kwankwaso, who was at Senator Abe’s thanks giving also managed to attend the Free Rivers Initiative at Bori-Ogoni, in River state.
He was greeted by a large amount of people from the Kwankasiya group.