Ikanya remains Rivers State APC Chairman – 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 bit easier for those in greater need, especially the sick and the less privileged.

Abe, who spoke at a brief get-together to mark his 53rd birthday at his liaison office, Freedom House in Port Harcourt on Thursday, 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 faithfuls to exercise caution on social media and stop insulting leaders and officers of the party.

He said: “Let me appeal to all my supporters and my opponents to stop attacking Chief Davies Ibiamu Ikanya on social media. He is still the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State. He has not resigned, and there has not been any Congress to remove him.

“When I spoke last time, I said that we have enemies within the party. Some of them are there and some of them are here. Let me tell those who are there to stop the attacks. And to those here, let’s stop creating enemies for the party because if we create enemies, no one will vote for the APC.

Abe, accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Bariyaah Abe, had earlier paid visits to the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, Ogale in Eleme Local Government Area of the state, the Port Harcourt Children’s Home, Borokiri, the home of the Elderly at Harbour Road and the Compassionate Home, Nkpogu, Port Harcourt.

Speaking at the Daughters of Charity Home of Saint Vincent de Paul, Ogale, the Senator thanked the Daughters of Charity for believing that in every living human being, there is hope no matter the sickness or condition.

Responding, the Local Superior-in-Charge, Sr. Stella Mbanu, who thanked Abe for coming to celebrate with them, took time to explain their activities as missionaries, as well as their sources of income.

Mbanu said: “In this environment, we have many homes. For example, HIV/AIDS, psychiatric, less-privileged and leprosy, but we depend on gifts from donors to run the homes. The Daughters of Charity Home also depends on begging to meet the daily needs of the people in the homes”

At the Port Harcourt Children’s Home, Borokiri, the Matron, Mrs. Gift Eke, thanked the Senator for coming to identify with the children, adding that each time people visit, it gives the children hope that they are not abandoned.

Speaking at the Compassionate Home, Nkpogu, Abe said: “The society is not whole until every vulnerable person in the society is made whole”

The senator thanked Sister Pauline Broughton, a foreign medical missionary who has spent over twenty- five years caring for children with special needs in Nigeria, promising to publicize her works and described her as Mother Theresa of Rivers State.