The Senator representing the Rivers South East Senatorial in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Abe says he has ended his 2019 Governorship ambition following the Supreme Court Judgment which threw out his appeal.
This is as called on the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to refrain from doing anything that will promote illegality and confusion in Rivers State, and urged the party’s leadership to work with the Peter Odike-led executive in the state which was recognized by an extant court judgement in order to begin the task of putting things right in the party.
Abe, who made the call during a stakeholders meetings of the APC State Working Committee at the party secretariat in Port Harcourt, yesterday said, he said, Based on the existing judgement of the court which stopped the congresses in Rivers State at that time and voided those that have been held, the only legitimate executive of the party is the one that the court says should maintain the status quo.
That is the executive as led by Chief Peter Odike. There is every need therefore to begin the urgent, necessary, important and inescapable task of putting the APC together in Rivers State. And it has to be done through the legitimate executive of the party.
I wish to use this opportunity to call on the National leadership of the party to stop doing anything that will promote illegality, confusion and problem in the APC in Rivers State.
They should work with Odike so that we can begin to put things together. For there to be order, decency and progress in any society, there must be an end to every dispute and every litigation.
So, the pronouncement by the Supreme Court brought an end to our agitation for the direct primaries, for the ticket of our party for an opportunity to participate in the 2019 elections. I feel pain as you all feel because I know this is not the outcome that we expected, Abe stated.
While stating that he has ended his 2019 Governorship ambition in view of the Supreme Court judgement, he called on his supporters to address him properly and promote the ‘change’ slogan of the party.
Henceforth, when you hear APC do not say Magnus for governor, do not say Magnus the Governor, do not say Magnus 2023. Do not say anything. Say change. That is the slogan of our party.
I want to make this abundantly clear. I don’t want to be the leader of APC in Rivers State. I want to be one of the leaders of our great parties in the state. One of those that will be consulted.
One of those whose input will be necessary. One of those that is ready to sacrifice for the growth of the APC in Rivers State. I will be one of them and every other persons here has the potential to be one of them.
Source: The Tide Newspaper Coporation