Buhari’ll be remembered for not interfering with elections, says Abe
Former Senator representing Rivers Southeast Senatorial District, Magnus Abe, has said President Muhammadu Buhari will be remembered for not interfering with electoral process.
Abe stated this at the weekend while on a thank you visit to the President of the Supreme Council of Ogoni Traditional Rulers, King G.N.K Giniwa, in Tai Council of the state.
He said: “If President Buhari has not done anything for Nigeria, he has done something that Nigerians can never forget. He has given the Nigerian people the power to choose whoever they want as leader.
“He has refused to interfere in politics and political choices of Nigerians. He has refused to manipulate the electoral process.
Abe urged his supporters to mobilise and make careful choices in electing a government that will serve their collective interest.
“It is time you take this message to where you come from. Mobilise people, talk to them, get them to understand that the power to choose who leads is their own and it is the government they choose they will get. No godfather, no moneybag is more important than them,” he added.
Earlier, King Giniwa, insisted that Ogoni ethnic nationality should produce the next governor of the state and called for unity among Ogoni sons.
The monarch, who preached against the campaign of calumny among the Ogoni, advised politicians in the state to rally round the governor of the state to push the state forward.
Giniwa said: “We supported others in the past. So if an Ogoni son becomes governor, it is not bad. We want an Ogoni son to be governor but let it be someone that Ogoni loves.
“I want to appeal that Rivers people should change their minds, we are part and parcel of this state. Ogoni people should be considered for governor this time. We have those that are qualified in our land to govern this state peacefully.
“I appeal to the Ogoni people that in this 2022, there should be peace in Ogoniland and Rivers State. Also, I urge the Ogoni people to support the government in power. The governor is our governor. We don’t have two governors.”