Abe supporters intensify 2023 moves, launch Project SMA statewide
…say no individual can appoint gov for Rivers
Former representative of Rivers West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Wilson Ake, has said no individual can appoint a governor for Rivers people.
Ake made the declaration while speaking at the inauguration of registration of officers for the Project SMA 2023, at Bori, headquarters of Rivers South-East senatorial district, on Sunday.
The project aims at ensuring that Senator Magnus Abe becomes governor in 2023.
At the inauguration, Ake said the aspiration of Abe to be on the ballot in the forthcoming governorship election in the state is a project that has come to stay.
He said: “Abe is an illustrious son of Rivers State that we are proud of. What we are doing here today has been done in Port Harcourt for Rivers East Senatorial District and Ahoada town for Rivers West Senatorial District.
“We are to confirm the statement made by Abe that we will be on the ballot in 2023. No human will stop Abe from being on the ballot to contest for the governorship in 2023, neither will any of them be able to appoint a governor for the Rivers people. What we are doing is a prelude.
“We are here to tell you that from what we are seeing, Abe will be in Government House come 2023. We are knocking at the Government House door and asking the occupant to start packing and get ready to vacate”.
He called on the registration officers to be diligent in carrying out their assignment, saying that a lot is expected of them to enable Abe to occupy the Rivers State Government House in 2023.
In his speech, the former leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Golden Chioma, said registration officers could not afford to fail in Project SMA 2023.
Also speaking, the Director-General of Freedom House, Worgu Boms, said the Project SMA 2023 is a process of producing the first Rivers State Governor of Ogoni extraction.
Boms said: “We are in the business and process of making the first Ogoni governor. We are not pretending about it. We are not joking about it. Next year, we want to see an Ogoni governor.”
Also speaking at Ahoada, the senatorial district coordinator for Project SMA 2023, Hon. Augustine Nwokocha said the whole idea is to return power to the people, which he said he believes is the right of the people to choose who rules them.