- Senator Magnus Abe has congratulated Oshiomole on his emergence as the chairman of the APC
- He urged the new national chairman to save the party from injustice and disobedience to court rulings
- Abe expressed confidence in the leadership ability of Oshiomole
A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, Senator Magnus Abe, has urged the new chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, to help save the party from the act of injustice and disobedience to court rulings.
Abe, the senator representing Rivers Southeast senatorial district in the National Assembly, also congratulated Oshiomhole on his emergence as the national chairman of the APC, Vanguard reports.
He expressed hope that the new APC chairman will use the experience garnered as a labour leader and a two-time governor of Edo state to move the ruling party forward.
In a statement issued in Port Harcourt by his spokesperson, Parry Saroh Benson, Abe described Oshiomhole as a true democrat, urging him to see his miraculous emergence as the answer to the prayers of desperate Nigerians who had watched in despair and shock as the ruling party drifted off its core values of justice for all, respect for the rule of law, adherence to internal democracy and due process “to become a caricature of the change that we promised, as impunity, disobedience to court orders, violence and self-help became the order of the day.”
He said: “We must thank Nigerians for their faith in our ability to get it right and their patience which has now been justified in the election of Oshiomhole as there is no alternative to the APC in Nigeria. Nigerians expect us to do the right thing and live up to our promises no matter how inconvenient that may be.
“Where there is justice and respect for one another, there will be peace. Let us give everyone his due so that all members of our great party will be motivated to give their best. I join all party members to thank our out-gone executives for their services and wish them well in their future endeavours.
“The task ahead of our party is challenging but there is a man for every time and a time for every man. In Oshiomhole and members of the new working committee, this challenging era in the history of our party has found its team and our future is bright indeed.
“I thank President Muhammadu Buhari for his determination to rescue the party and his ability to do so by respecting our rules and following due process. I urge all leaders of our party to emulate the sterling qualities of the president not just in words but in their actions by showing respect for our rules. I congratulate all members of our party as our victory in 2019 is assured.”
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NAIJ.com previously reported that Oshiomhole, who was affirmed on Saturday, June 23, as the APC national chairman, was on Sunday, June 24, sworn in at the Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the party’s convention.
The returning national secretary of the party, Mai Mala Buni, was also inaugurated by the minister of justice, Abubakar Malami.
After being sworn in, Oshiomhole inaugurated other members of the National Working Committee (NWC).
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