Senator Magnus Abe, the Dogged Fighter
The battle for the governorship ticket of the All Progressive Congress APC in Rivers State rages on between Senator Magnus Abe, who represents Rivers South East constituency at the Senate, and Mr Tonye Cole, the oil and gas businessman turned politician who was endorsed and given the flag of the party in the South-South zonal presidential campaign in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Notwithstanding the non-recognition of Senator Abe by the national caucus of the party, the senator is still trudging on like a wounded soldier hopeful for victory. The APC has thought that with their persuasion, mouthwatering promises and appointment into the Presidential Campaign Council, Abe would give in and surrender his fight but he remained undaunted and unfazed ready to fight to the end.
Shortly after the Uyo Presidential campaign, Abe once again insisted he is the authentic governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and will emerge governor in 2019.
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Abe, who is in court asking to be declared the candidate of the APC, warned the APC headquarters, not to recognise anyone else as its governorship candidate.
The lawmaker spoke during a crossover church service on Monday the 31st of December, 2018 in Bera, Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Abe said “One thing that I will like to share with all of you is that I know that this particular journey that I am on, to run for the governorship of Rivers State in 2019, it is my God that asked me to go and do this.
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“And that is why no machination of men, no work of the hand of man, no artificial obstacle created by men will stop our dream from coming true.
“We will not only run for the governorship of Rivers State in 2019, but we will also be sworn-in as the Governor of Rivers State in 2019. So for me, I am not afraid; we will continue our struggle and I am confident we will have victory, He assures.