Senator Magnus Abe Rivers South-East has declared an end to his 2019
governorship ambition in Rivers state.
The declaration followed the last week’s Supreme Court judgement on
the matter bordering on the 2019 governorship candidacy for the state
All Progressives Congress (APC) in the general elections.
Abe also noted the Supreme Court pronouncement has also brought to an
end to the issue of faction in the state party.
He called on all members to come together and move the party forward.
He spoke on Sunday at the APC stakeholders meeting in Port Harcourt.
He also noted by the development, APC’s dreams for elective political
positions in 2019 in Rivers have been laid to rest.
He vowed to rebuild the party in the state and called on every member
to join hands together to achieve the dream.
He blamed the unfortunate fate that befell the party in the polls on
high handedness of some persons in the party who exalted themselves
above others members.
Also urged his supporters not to address him “Magnus for Governor 2019
and 2023 whenever APC is mentioned” that they should follow the slogan
of APC which says Change.
According to him, if every member of the party was given equal right
to participate in APC’s activities, the experience would have been
He said the supreme Court judgement is a precedent for future
reference, adding that no more will anyone politically suppress to
party members in the country.
Abe said, With the last week Supreme Court pronouncement on our
candidacy matter, I have ended my ambition for 2019 here in Rivers.
This time again, the court upheld the Rivers State High Court
judgement of Justice Chiwendu Wogu, which authenticates the leadership
of Peter Odike as the current APC state chairman where I contested for
We have come to fight for Representation in government, every human
being as members of APC should be treated with respect.
We have sacrificed so much, we may not be holding anything now but
because of what we have done politics will be better in our country.
We need to be realistic so that we can move forward. The dream that we
have in the state is laid to rest because of the pronouncement of the
Supreme Court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in our suit before
As a lawyer we know that the Supreme Court is infallible. That
pronouncement by the Supreme Court brought to an end our agitation.
But God knows the reason, He (God) who knows what we do not know, made
He noted Peter Odike’s factional APC remains the authentic party in
the state. The Congress they held still remains voided. No other
person or group can parade as APC executives based on the Supreme