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Ongoing voter registration exercise in Rivers State is weary for residents

The head of Voters’ Education and Publicity Department at the Independent Electoral Commission in Rivers State, Edwin Enabor said at the beginning of this year, that ongoing voters registration exercise at the Port Harcourt City Local Government head office enrolls up to 500 persons per day. This has not stopped from my investigation till date. INEC started the continuous registration process on April 27, 2017 to enable qualified persons to obtain their Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs.  To register, or sort out any issue with your PVC, visit any INEC office from 9 a.m-3 p.m Mondays to Saturdays. However, you have to wait for at least six (6) hours before you register. This is because there is so much crowd and few registration officials. This is time wasting and frustrating for residents who abandons work to spend the whole day at INEC office for this exercise.

NO APC CONGRESS HELD IN RIVERS – ABE …Urges Nigerians to help less privileged in society

A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has declared that there were no congresses of the party in the state. This is as the senator called on Nigerians, to always remember that no matter how difficult things may seem there is always something we can do to make it a little easier for those in greater need, especially the sick and less privileged. Abe, who spoke at a brief get-together to mark his 53rd birthday at his liaison office, Freedom House in Port Harcourt, said Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya remains the Chairman of the APC in the state as there were no congresses at all levels. While urging his supporters to remain calm, the senator advised party faithful to exercise caution on social media and stop insulting leaders and officers of the party.

APC STAKEHOLDERS, SUPPORTERS HAIL ABE AT 53

Stakeholders and supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, have felicitated with a governorship aspirant of the party, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, on his 53rd birthday celebration. The APC stakeholders and supporters, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt by the immediate past Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Worgu Boms, described Abe as a man of unwavering integrity. The statement said Abe, who is the senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, has always demonstrated capacity and charismatic leadership qualities at every point in his political career which endeared the people to him.

My Disagreement with Amaechi Is Political – ABE

A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has declared that his disagreement with leader of the party in the state and Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi is political. Abe, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt by his spokesperson, Parry Saroh Benson, said Amaechi has publicly declared that he will not support his governorship aspirations. The senator said, “I am amused by some of these allegations and stories making the rounds. For the records, the disagreement between me and the Minister (Amaechi) is political. He is the leader of the party but he has said publicly on several occasions that he can never support me. “That means the entire country knows that he cannot pretend to be neutral or an unbiased umpire in any matter in which my interest and the interests of those interested in me are concerned. Yet, as the leader it is his responsibility to provide a level playing field for us all.”

2019: ABE DECLARES INTEREST IN RIVERS GUBER RACE

The Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe today declared his intention to contest for the governorship of Rivers State in 2019 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Abe, who made the declaration while addressing a mammoth crowd at the inauguration of Freedom House, his liaison office in Port Harcourt, said his decision to run for the governorship position is for the interest of the future of the state.

APPEAL COURT JUDGMENT SENATOR ABE EXPRESSES JOY ON HIS VICTORY Thank God, Judiciary, Amaechi, Others

Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, Senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District, has expressed joy on the outcome of the Court of Appeal judgment on the December 10, 2016, Senatorial re-run election, describing it as the most contentious election in the history of elections in Nigeria. Speaking to newsmen shortly after the Appeal Court confirmed him as the winner of the election, Abe said although Hon. Olaka Nwogu challenged his victory, he deserves commendation for exhausting his constitutional rights up to the level of the Court of Appeal and hoped that the decision of the Court would put to rest his contention after almost two years of electoral battle.

Senator Abe Lauds Niger Delta People for Rising Support For Buhari

Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District, has commended the Niger Delta people for increasing their support for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking in an interview with NTA International, Senator Abe said that there is a growing level of support from the Niger Delta to the present administration. This, he said is as a result of engagement by this administration with the people of the region.

Senator Abe Commends APC Members for Resisting Impunity

Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District and an APC stalwart, has commended APC members in Rivers State for resisting attempt by the leadership of the party in the state to shut out every member that has sympathy for him at the Local Government Non-elective Delegates Congress. Briefing newsmen in Port Harcourt on his reaction to the botched congress, Abe said that it was obvious to everybody that the leadership of the party in the state designed the congress to shut out his supporters. “Even a child knows that yesterday’s local government non elective congress in the state was designed by the leadership for one reason and one reason only, to prove that those with Senator Abe has been shut out of the party and will have no space in the affairs of the party “, Abe said.

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.