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Rivers APC will do things differently in 2023, Abe declares

By Ann Godwin, Port Harcourt
12 January 2022   |   4:01 am
Chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Magnus Abe, has said the party in the state will do things differently in 2023 to enable it achieve the desired result, saying ‘only fools will do something same way three times and fail’.

…says Tinubu eminently qualified to contest Presidential election
Chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Magnus Abe, has said the party in the state will do things differently in 2023 to enable it achieve the desired result, saying ‘only fools will do something same way three times and fail’.

Speaking with newsmen, yesterday, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Abe said the destiny of the people was at stake and it was necessary to get desired result.

Abe had, in 2015 and 2019, declared intent to contest for governorship but failed due to internal party crisis and litigations, which made the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disqualify the party and all its candidates from contesting in 2019 General Elections.

Abe said: “I want to let the people know that 2023 is not 2019 and 2015 as well. It is a different time and any smart member of the APC in Rivers State knows we have to do something differently if we must get a different result this time.

“I think that members of APC in Rivers State should understand that we cannot do things the same way again. There are a lot of consultations going on. A good leader has assignments and responsibility to try to tap into many heads as possible to get the best solution that we need. That is what is lacking in APC in Rivers because we have been dealing with only one head and it’s clear that the head does not guarantee what we need, the people now know that we need to shift.”

While confirming that he remains a bona fide member and chieftain of the APC despite the boycott of membership revalidation exercise by him and his loyalists, Abe said: “This time, we are going to do things differently and come up with a good result. Clearly, we are going to get a different result this time. Peoples destinies are at stake, it’s our responsibility as leaders to get the result we want.”

On the declaration of the national leader of the party, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu to contest for the 2023 presidential elections, Abe said: “Tinubu is eminently qualified to vie for the President constitutionally and he has track records of performance.”

He noted that Tinubu placed competence and capability above loyalty stating: “If you look at where Lagos is today, you cannot discuss what the state has achieved without linking it to Tinubu because he considers competence and capability in picking people that work for him.”