- The lawmaker representing Rivers Southeast senatorial district has said that nobody can stop his governorship ambition in the state
- Magnus Abe said only God has the power to stop him from contesting in the 2019 governorship election in Rivers
- He also insisted that Rotimi Amaechi is his leader
Senator Magnus Abe on Monday, September 17, vowed that nobody can stop his ambition to become the next governor of Rivers state.
Abe, who represents Rivers Southeast constituency at the National Assembly said nobody can deny him the right to contest for the governorship position of Rivers state.
Speaking during an interactive session with the Coalition of Youths in Port Harcourt, Abe said, only God has the power to stop him from contesting in the 2019 governorship election in the state.
He also maintained that he would continue to fight for his reight despite his rift with the minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi, who he continued to refer to as his leader in Rivers APC.
Abe said: “I was a commissioner in Dr Peter Odili’s government, but I stood behind Amaechi; I argued with Dr Peter Odili on Amaechi’s behalf. Later, when I came to him (Odili) to apologise, he told me that there was no need to apologise and that he respected my decision to stand by my friend (Amaechi).
“Whoever God has chosen to be the governor of Rivers state will be governor and there is nothing Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi can do about it. When Amaechi fought for his right and took the PDP to court, I did not remember any place where Dr Odili called him a betrayer.
"I am fighting for my right; I want to be governor of this (Rivers) state and nobody can deny me the right to fight for my right. So, I continue to refer to Amaechi that he still remains the leader of my party in the state," Abe said.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Amaechi had alleged that there is every possibility that Abe is no longer a member of the ruling party.
Amaechi said he doubts claims that Abe is still with the All Progressives Congress (APC) party after the senator said the minister remained his leader in the party's state chapter.
He also said that Abe’s actions, especially the opening of a parallel office for a “non-existent” parallel executive, was aimed at weakening and destroying the APC in Rivers state.
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