Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt
THE lawmaker representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District, Magnus Abe, has declared that he will not leave the All Progressives Congress for any other political party.
Abe, who said he believed in the ideology of the APC, explained that he was in the party to make things right as one of the founding members of the party.
Speaking with newsmen in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, the lawmaker pointed out that nothing would make him and others like him to stop expressing the reason why they were in the APC.
Describing the APC as a group of Nigerians, who came together to try to do things right, Abe said, “Let me say it clearly that I am one of the founding fathers of the APC in the state. The APC is not only a political party, but an ideology. What is happening in the party is that the people, who should be neutral, appear to have taken sides.
“There is absolutely no possibility to leave where we want to make things right and go to where there is no plan to make things right. There is nothing that will make us leave where we believe things will happen.
“We will continue to look up to the leaders of the party to make things happen. The party is committed to make things happen. So, if I leave it, where will I go?”
Abe urged Rivers politicians to focus more on the development of the state, even as he expressed optimism that the disagreement in the state APC would soon be over.
On the killing of the notorious cultist and kidnap kingpin, Don Waney, Abe explained that it was necessary for the people of Rivers to place the interest of the state first above other things.
He observed that Waney was killed the moment the people of the state agreed that the criminal gang did not deserve to exist, adding that the state would only overcome the challenge of insecurity when they collectively condemn crime.
Abe explained that he would not hesitate to support any popular action taken by the state Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, to tackle the security challenges in the state.
He said, “Anything the governor does that is positive and can improve the state, I am in support of it. Anything the Minister of Transportation (Rotimi Amaechi), says that can improve the state, I will support it.”