Abe commends Amaechi, Jack-Rich on APC presidential primary
…launches movement to stop candidate imposition in Rivers
Chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) and former senator that represented Rivers South-East in the National Assembly, Magnus Abe, has stated that none of the APC presidential aspirants is aggrieved with the outcome of the presidential primary, saying they are only disappointed for not emerging as the party’s flag bearer.
Abe spoke at Bera in Gokhana Council of Rivers State during a rally in his honour, yesterday.
Abe, who congratulated two Rivers indigenes for taking bold steps to contest the party’s presidential ticket, said that in a free and fair contest, the losers were not expected to be aggrieved by the outcome but disappointed that they did not win.
“I have said it that if you go into a fair contest and you did not win, you will be disappointed but you will not be aggrieved. Because being aggrieved means you have a grievance. A grievance presupposes that something bad was done to you but when nothing bad was done to you and the delegates chose somebody else, you will be disappointed but you will not be aggrieved.
“Nobody in the APC is aggrieved but some of them may be disappointed. But they have done well and we must commend them and thank them.
“I want to congratulate two of our sons, Chibuike Amaechi, and Tein Jack-Rich, who contested gallantly. I congratulate them for their spirit of sportsmanship.”
He, however, reiterated that his name would be on the ballot paper, noting that he had started a political movement to register no fewer than one million eligible voters to stamp out the imposition of candidates in state politics.
He said: “All those, who want us to hire a governor that we know, who believe that Senator Magnus Abe(SMA) can do this job and would like to see him hired, I am going to register project SMA 2023.
“I want to challenge Rivers People, if you say you want to see a change in this state, you must be prepared to do something different.
“We will start a movement in Rivers State to teach every politician in this country a lesson. When we finish what we are doing in Rivers State, nobody will impose anybody on anybody ever again, it will end here!”
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