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.”
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, the Senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District, has blamed Gov. Nyesom Wike and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for any violence which might have occurred during the December 10 legislative re-run elections in the state. Speaking on Rhythm 93.7fm Port Harcourt news and current affairs programme tagged, “Talk-of-the-Town”, Abe said although he heard an incident that happened at Bodo community and not Khana; such incident could have been triggered by the order given to PDP supporters by the party’s Arrest Resistance Committee to indulge in violence. “From the outset, we had said that the nature of the languages employed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the arrangement they were making with arrest resistance committee, inviting youths and arming them and all that. It was clearly inevitable that violence would be the result of this kind of arrangement. Those of them who made such arrangements should be held responsible for what they did. As far as Khana is concerned, I didn’t hear that anybody was killed in Khana. But I have …
Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Rivers South East Senatorial District in the legislative re-run elections has enjoined the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers to caution Gov. Nyesom Wike against dragging the traditional institution into divisive politics. In a letter written to the chairman of the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers, His Majesty, King Dandeson Douglas Jaja, JP ( Jeki V), Amayanabo of Opobo and signed by Senator Abe, said that the right thinking people of Rivers State view with serious concern the threat by the governor to sack traditional rulers on political grounds. Senator Abe said although the governor had politicized everything in the state, taking it to the traditional rulers is to set a dangerous precedent that might not augur well for the peace and progress of the state.