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APC has no capacity to win elections in Rivers, says Abe

By Ann Godwin, Port Harcourt
26 July 2022   |   4:04 am
Senator Magnus Abe has stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State does not have the capacity to win elections in 2023.

Senator Magnus Abe has stated that the All Progressives Congress  (APC) in Rivers State does not have the capacity to win elections in 2023.

The former representative of Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, who resigned recently from the APC, stated this at the weekend, hinging his position on continued resignation of party members.

He said: “That was why we launched Project SMA 2023. The kind of reception and support Project SMA 2023 is receiving in Rivers State shows clearly there are very good prospects because Rivers people are interested in what we are doing,” he said.

Abe added that the people of Rivers State would determine the next governor of the state and not the incumbent Governor, Nyesom Wike, pointing out that the governor had, on many occasions, said the people of the state would decide his successor.

“If the President of Nigeria, who is more powerful than the governor cannot decide who will be the next President to succeed him, then the governor of Rivers State will not decide who will succeed him.

“That issue will be decided by the people of Rivers State. And let me also quote the governor himself; he has said on different occasions that he will allow the people of Rivers State to decide his successor and I know him as a man of his word.

“I believe he will do everything possible to create an atmosphere in which those who are interested in succeeding him, regardless of their political party, will have a fair chance to contest.”

The senator boasted of very bright chances of winning the governorship election.

According to him, rather than stay and continue to waste the time of Rivers people with the APC that has not shown any capacity to be able to overcome its challenges and deliver on the electoral expectations of its members, “I have decided to go and do what a politician should do, which is to look for a platform that will give me the privilege and opportunity to fly their flag and present myself, my ideas and our commitment to the people of Rivers State.”