The governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has called on the people of the state to reject any attempt by political godfathers to impose candidates on them in the 2019 general elections.
Abe made the call while addressing people of Rivers South-East Senatorial District who are residing in Diobu Waterfronts in Port Harcourt.
Abe explained that he declare his intention to run for the number one position in the state against the decision of supposed party leaders because he wants things to be done differently to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people.
He charged the people to shun all forms of financial inducement from money bags, urging them to rather support individuals that will deliver on their promises and bring government closer to the people.
Abe, who is also the senator representing Rivers South-East in the National Assembly, stated that the state was in dire need of development in many areas, but said that cannot be achieved without the right leadership in place.
Speaking on behalf of the Diobu waterfront residents, Eze Owabie Tobin, said the residents have decided to support the governorship aspiration of Abe because they believe in his ability to redeem his promise and bring development to the state.
Tobin said: “We have decided to support you because we believe in your ability to develop the state and not to punish the poor and allow them to continually live in abject poverty.”
Tobin advised Abe to learn from mistakes of some administrations in the state, past and present in the state so that if elected governor in 2019, he would run a transparent government.
The waterfront communities who unanimously endorsed Senator Abe as their preferred candidate for the 2019 Governorship elections expressed sadness that successive administrations in the state have not included the water front dwellers in their development agenda.
Speaking, former Attorney General of the State and Commissioner for Justice, Worgu Boms said “the coming election is not about ethnicity otherwise, I would have supported the present governor, Barrister Nyesom Wike or the Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. But it is about the truth and capacity to deliver.”
Responding, Senator Abe thanked the people for their kind support and admonished the large crowd of Riverine Communities not to be intimidated.
The Senator said, “I have no godfather, but I have God on my side. So you must remain resolute in your support for what is right and for the APC and we shall win.”