NewsExpress advert FCMB banner Fidelity bank banner NewsExpress advert
2019: Senator Abe joins Rivers guber race

By News Express on 26/04/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 466

•Senator Magnus Abe
•Senator Magnus Abe

 The Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe today declared his intention to contest for the governorship of Rivers State in 2019 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Abe, who made the declaration while addressing a mammoth crowd at the inauguration of Freedom House, his liaison office in Port Harcourt, said his decision to run for the governorship position is for the interest of the future of the state.

He said: “I am glad to say that I have reached a decision which I am going to share with you on a burning issue  if Senator Magnus Abe is going to vie for the governorship of this state under the APC or not. I have taken every advice and every opinion.

“I have taken all these views into consideration. I have also consulted my family and most importantly, I have consulted my God. There are several persons who have advised me against seeking for the office of the governor just as there are several who have advised me to go for it. Looking back now, everybody who had spoken to me did so with the best of intentions.

“Having taken all these into consideration, I, Magnus Ngei Dunebari Abe, I have decided to seek the nomination of the All Progressives Congress, Rivers State, in the interest of our state and in the interest of the future of our people.”

He commended his supporters for conducting themselves with decorum, saying their actions were not sign of weakness but strength.

The Senator said: “We have conducted ourselves with decorum; we have shown and will continue to show great respect for our leaders. This is not our weakness, it is our strength. We must not allow conflict entrepreneurs and frustrated politicians whose only hope for relevance and economic sustenance is the continuous balkanisation of our party.

“Some of them are here and some of them are there. But, all of us need to ensure that the congresses are free, fair and transparent. Any attempt to hold another hotel-style congress in Rivers State will break faith with the people of the state that we are a party committed to doing the right thing.

“Without the confidence of the voting public, a political party becomes a mere social club. It will be good for dancing and partying but it will not win any elections.”

In his opening speech, former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Prince Chibudom Nwuche, called on the APC to learn from the past mistakes of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the country approaches the 2019 general elections.

Nwuche said: “Let APC learn from the mistakes of the People’s Democratic Party. PDP was imposing candidates and that was why some of us left. Today, it is happening in the APC but thank God, Senator Magnus Abe came up. Let us have a transparent congress and let the popular candidate emerge.”

Describing Abe as one of the best sons of Rivers State, the former deputy speaker, who is also a chieftain of the APC, said Rivers State needs a leader like the senator to treat all indigenes and residents of the state equally.

He said: “Magnus Abe is one of the best sons of Rivers State. He has embarked on a journey to free Rivers State. Magnus Abe believes on the development of Rivers State and the empowerment of the people.

“Rivers State needs a leader like Magnus Abe, who will treat all sons and daughters equally. Rivers State needs a leader who will not victimise Rivers people and see sons and daughters of the state who have gotten national recognition as threats.”

Speaking at the occasion, the lawmaker representing Ikwerre/Emohua Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Elder Chidi Wihioka, said the people of Ikwerre ethnic nationality and Rivers East senatorial district in general will support the emergence of an Ogoni as the next governor of the state.

Wihioka said: “Nobody can cause problem between the Ikwerre people and the Ogoni people. The cooperation between the two ethnic nationalities had been there before we were born and it will not end at our own time.

“Ikwerre people and the Rivers East senatorial district will support the Ogoni governorship ambition because the people of Ogoni supported Ikwerre people. The four local government areas in Ikwerre are in support and our senatorial district in also in support.”

Source News Express

Posted 26/04/2018 12:53:55 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Kogi Guber Poll: Faleke heads for Court of...

If Jonathan had performed, his campaign should have...

Delta Govt. eyes investment in medical tourism

Pipeline Vandalism: IPMAN constitutes surveillance committee

JAMB suspends UTME registration for one day, releases...

Texas couple sentenced to jail for enslaving Nigerian...

Pension Scam: APC’s show of knavery, By Tony...

Bandits kill Benue Governor’s aide, injure wife

Guber Tribunal: Rivers PDP Chairman hails solidarity for...

Amaechi’s absence stalls budget defence

Yola Disco unfolds 10-year tariff plan for customers...

NTA reporter shot dead in Benin

 

Latest News Rethinking Nigeria’s development with Bill Gates, Okonjo-Iweala, By Adele Adeniji Still on Buhari’s verdict on Nigerian youths, By Jerome-Mario Utomi Armed bandits abduct housewives in Kaduna Cybercrime: UK sends 2 Nigerians to prison Brave worshippers capture suicide bomber inside mosque 41 items still banned under Nigeria-China currency swap deal – CBN Pope Francis unveils 14 new cardinals, no Nigerian on the list Anambra to revive over 200 skill acquisition and entrepreneurial centres New HIV infections among pregnant women raise concerns Why Okorocha wants Nwosu to be Imo Governor in 2019, By Collins Ughalaa Certificate Scandal: HEDA asks SFU to investigate Senator Omisore dumps PDP for SDP ahead of 2019

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (344,939 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (341,560 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (273,077 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (224,499 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (204,977 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (202,473 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (176,692 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (158,999 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (150,032 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (143,165 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (139,828 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (132,238 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (40) Business & Economy (3,136) Business Verdict (43) Columnists (853) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (497) Features (594) Global Business Monitor (273) International (1,964) Interview (149) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (119) News (35,442) Opinion (953) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,021) Religion (742) Sports (1,512) Stock Watch (28) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Boko Haram commanders surrender

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement