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GROUPS LAMENT CRISIS IN RIVERS APC: …Insist Hunger, Unemployment, Intimidation, Lack of Purpose May Jeopardize Party’s Chances

The long-running crisis in the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, over divergent arguments on whether or not the party will conduct a governorship primary in selecting its candidate for the 2019 gubernatorial election has taken a new dimension. Four groups within the party in the state held separate meetings at the weekend, in Port Harcourt, the state capital, and took a swipe at the leadership of the party, insisting that former Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi’s resolve to anoint a governorship candidate and the willingness of Senator Magnus Ngei Abe to offer himself for nomination in the governorship primary, should there be one in 2018, prior the governorship election on Saturday, March 2, 2019, has further exposed members of the party to lingering hardship and dejection. All four groups were unanimous in their condemnation of the crisis provoked by the topical debate on whether or not the Rivers APC will hold a primary as stipulated by the party’s constitution or ignore that provision in the APC constitution, as it happened in 2015, …

Senator Abe Promises to Spearhead Sickle Cell Campaign

Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District, has promised to spearhead sickle cell awareness campaign and its collaboration with the Senate. Speaking at a symposium to mark the World Sickle Cell Awareness Day 2017, organized by Sickle Cell Interactive and Management Association in Collaboration with Sickle Cell Support Society of Nigeria and Action Against Sickle Cell, in Port Harcourt, Abe said he would liaise with the Senate committee on Health in conjunction with the Association with a view to creating a legislative platform and framework for intensive national awareness as well as legal control in attitude and behavior.

Did school prepare you for the real world?

That is the important question that you must begin to answer; if you are interested in personal success. School could be a wonderful experience; a great time of growing up and learning about the world and about yourself. It could also be the period when the trajectory of your life becomes totally ruined especially if and when your parents are not very rich and you attended the public schools. Nigeria spots one of the world’s worst managed public school system (primary to tertiary) characterized by a deplorable dearth of initiatives, restrictive and regressive educational agendas, delayed or complete non-payment of salaries/benefits, government insincerity and double standards, unmotivated teachers/lecturers, inadequate and deteriorating learning and teaching facilities, outdated curriculum, incessant strikes/industrial actions, poorly trained students with little or no life skills upon graduation. Click here to pay for your copy of Good to Go and save your copy. As I have already told in Who Took My Job? I had a wonderful experience as a student, except that I was not very interested in academics. I was …

Senator Abe Urges Rivers Councillors to Recover Government House in 2019

Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District, has charged Councillors that were elected on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015,to work tirelessly to ensure that the party wins the 2019 elections in Rivers State. Speaking when the Rivers councillors forum of the 8th Assembly under the APC from the 319 wards of the state, visited him to congratulate him on his emergence as Senator representing Rivers South East, in Port Harcourt, on Monday, Abe who sympathized with them on their plight, said the only best way that their marginalization could be addressed adequately is if the APC recovers the Government House from the PDP in 2019.

Rivers south east to have many key projects in 2017 budget- Senator Abe

Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, Senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District, has assured that the district will enjoy the commencement of work at Bodo-Bonny road project, Ogoni Clean-up project, Andoni/Oyigbo Power project, Water Projects and East-West road project in this year’s budget.  Speaking while appearing as a guest on Today’s 95.1 FM Port Harcourt, news and current affairs programme; ‘Insight’,  Abe said he was liaising with various committees and ministries to ensure that the projects are appropriately appropriated in the budget.

Press Release: OGONI TO FEEL IMPACT OF VOTING FOR ME, SAYS SENATOR ABE …Urges them to ensure peace prevails in Ogoniland

Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, Senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District has assured Ogoni people that they would soon feel the impact of the mandate they gave him. In a goodwill message to Ogoni people on the 2017 Ogoni day celebration signed by his Spokesperson Parry Saroh Benson, Senator Abe said he was happy for the support Ogoni gave him and that he had commenced initiatives  in realizing his campaign promises. Senator Abe said the Ogoni made him proud by their unflinching support and vote cast for him on the December 10 re-run election. He stated that by their votes they had made a statement and drawn the respect of the entire Rivers people on their principled stand to go to the centre.

Press Release: SENATOR ABE, APC SET TO MEET PDP AT TRIBUNAL …Urges Ogoni People to reject Obuah’s Goodwill Message

The Media Committee of Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, Senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District, has stated that the Rivers State Chapter of Peoples Democratic (PDP) has nothing to say on the victory of Senator Abe. In a press statement issued in reaction to a statement by the PDP entitled, “PDP Heads to the Tribunal against Abe’s declaration as Senator”, the committee said election petition tribunals are part of democratic process in Nigeria and that there was nothing new about going to the tribunal. The committee said Senator Abe and the APC were set to meet the PDP at the tribunal to defend the sacred mandate given to Senator Abe by the People of Rivers South East.

Press Release: OGONI PEOPLE ARE ENVIED FOR VOTING APC – SENATOR ABE … Calls for formidable unity

Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, the Senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District, has said that the Ogoni are standing tall to the envy of other ethnic groups in the state for voting for APC not withstanding their partisan, clanish and religious differences. Speaking at a reception organized in his honour by the people of Kono community in Khana Local Government Area, Abe said although there were one or two bickering from his political opponents, which ought to have attracted a swipe from him, he chose to ignore them in the interest of Ogoni unity. He enjoined the Ogoni to avoid anything that will cause them to have a misunderstanding among themselves in order not to allow their detractors to have their way.

We’ll Defend Democracy For Rivers -Wike (The Tide)

Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, says he is undaunted despite attempt to use federal might to upturn the wishes of the people during rerun elections, and will at all times defend Rivers people and democracy at all costs.  He made the declaration when he played host to the Management and Board of Authority Newspapers Limited, during official handover of nomination letter as “Governor of the Year” by the newspaper at Government House in Port Harcourt, yesterday.  Wike said he will always accord respect to the office of the President even in the face of confrontation from those he believed are working against the Federal Government in the name of the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) in Rivers State.  The Rivers State Chief Executive said, “ what we are saying is that democracy must triumph in this country.”

Press Release: APC WILL CHALLENGE WIKE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY – Senator Abe

Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, the Senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will challenge the Commission of Inquiry setup by Gov. Nyesom Wike to investigate the act of violence and other matters that occurred during the December 10 re-run elections in Rivers State. Speaking at a media parley in Port Harcourt, Abe said although the setting up of the commission by the governor appeared amusing, there is the need to challenge it in Court as such Commission is intended to produce documented indictment on the leaders of APC.  “I think this is the joke of the year. Like every other joke that has been reduced to pen and paper, we are going to treat it seriously. We will challenge that so-called commission in the Court”.