Abe declares guber ambition, vows to resist plot to manipulate party congress
The Senator representing Rivers South-East senatorial district, Magnus Abe, has declared his intention to contest for the governorship position of the state in the 2019 general election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Abe however vowed to resist any attempt by some leaders of his party to manipulate the outcome of the state party congress.Abe made the declaration yesterday while unveiling his campaign office along Evo Road, in old Government Reserved Area,(GRA), Port Harcourt.Abe said: “ We have uncovered plot by some leaders of APC in the state to manipulate the outcome of the forthcoming congress of the party, but any attempt to do such would be seriously resisted.”
He called for a transparent congress and level playing field, adding that if there is a fair process, and someone else emerge other than Abe, he would support the person but maintained that undue threats and frauds would be resisted.
Abe said, “I want to make it clear that there is no gun shut ambition. I want to assure the party and Rivers people that if there is a fair process in that election and any other person than Sen. Abe emerges, I will not only support the candidate but I will campaign for him. I will do so when members of the party are given opportunity to elect without intimidation and undue threats.”
He said his intention to contest for the number one seat was to bring the needed change in governance, which the APC stands for in the state.Abe announced that his campaign office would be called a Freedom House, “a place where good things will happen. A place where ideas will be articulated and debated. A place where visions that will change Rivers State will be articulated.”
Abe also called on Nigerians to support president Muhammad Buhari to win the 2019 election, stating that the party has good agenda for the nation.Meanwhile, his supporters say, despite the support of the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi to Dakuku Peterside, Abe would clinch the party’s ticket.
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