Rivers East Senatorial APC Stakeholders Endorse Magnus Abe.
The Rivers East Senatorial APC Stakeholders on Tuesday, endorsed for the office of governor, the Senator representing Rivers East Senatorial district in the National Assembly, Magnus Abe.
The stakeholders who were from different ethnic nationalities that make up the Senatorial district said that the endorsement became a doctrine of necessity because of their beliefs in the Senator to deliver the party in the upcoming general elections.
Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike and Minister of Transport, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi are from the senatorial district represented by Abe.
Abe as the Biblical Samson.
The stakeholders likened Senator Abe to the biblical Samson who defeated a lion by tearing its jaw. In a terse statement, they said that only the Senator has the political will and experience that will dislodge the PDP and propel the party to victory come 2019.
In a sarcastic confirmation of months-old speculation that the party in state is divided, John Anucha , the Chairman of the party in Omuma, Etche local government, stated that the party does not need a boy or a school prefect to fly the party’s flag saying that only a strong politician can defeat the incumbent governor.
Mr Anucha, in reference to speculations that the Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi’s faction of the party has been meeting in London in a bid to decide the fate of the state chapter of the party, said that the people holding meetings in London will be running for office in London.
He maintained that the Rivers East Senatorial Stakeholders will not run to London to hold meetings because they are not running for office in London.
Another speaker, Mr. Golden Chioma, who is also a former member of Rivers State House of Assembly, said that the party is ripe for internal democracy.
Mr. Chioma said that the time for the imposition of candidates on the party has ended and that the primaries will determine who flies the party’s flag during next year’s election.
Stakeholders who authorized the endorsement include Allwell Onyeso,Victor Amadi, Chidiebere Okuolur, John Anucha, Golden Chioma and many others.