The Senator representing Rivers South-East senatorial district in the National Assembly and governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressive Congress, Magnus Abe, has described the Saturday’s vandalization of the factional secretariat of the party at the Waterlines axis of the Aba road as an attempt to create fear in the minds of the people, saying that the office will still be open no matter the number of guns that were used.
Senator Abe stated this in Bori shortly after thugs believed to be loyal to the Ojukaye Flag-Amachree faction of the APC vandalized the premises on Saturday morning, an accusation the faction denied.
According to Senator Abe: “Let me say very clearly that today, some people went and attacked the new party office that the party is trying to open on Aba Road”
“The whole idea of bringing guns into politics is to intimidate people. To create fear in your mind. To make you think that no matter how many they are, with one gun, they are more than you. That is the message they want to send”.
“But let me stand here, before God Almighty and respond to them”.
“It does not matter how matter guns you bring, we will open our party office”.
“And let me also say that when we don’t carry guns, it is not because we don’t know where guns are”.
“I have said it before, that I buy computers for students because that is what I give my own children”.
“If guns are so good, go and give them to your own children. What you are not giving to your children and you go outside and give it to the children of other people while your own children are in America, your own children are in London, your own children are in the most expensive universities in this country; then to other people’s children, you are comfortable to give them guns and send them to go and attack other people’s children, if you are that kind of leader, you are not a good leader and God will not support you”.
attempts by theportcitynews to get the Rivers APC spokesman, Chris Finebone to comment on the matter, were abortive as he did not reply calls to his phone nor respond to our text messages.
The PPRO of the Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni said he has not been briefed officially when theportcitynews sort official comments on the matter.