Frontline governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Abe has hailed the judgment of the Supreme Court which nullified the congresses of the party held on the 19, 20 and 21.
This is as Abe dismissed reports that he dumped the APC for the PDP as false, saying he will remain in the party and fight for justice.
Abe who spoke at a media briefing in Port Harcourt said it was some paid blogger who took it upon himself to flash it as breaking news without a credible source.
Abe said he joined the APC because he bought into the vision of the founding fathers that this will be a political gathering of people who will do the right things and trying to do things better.
The governorship hopeful said, “So I came here determined to live out that philosophy and I will continue to do so. I am in the APC and I believe that this is a vehicle designed for change in Nigeria”.
“No matter the challenges that may be on the way, I still believe that the integrity of the President which he has put forward as the main banner for our gathering in this party remains a signpost for what we must do in the APC”.
“So, I will stay in the APC and I will fight for justice because that is what this party is founded on,” Senator Abe explained.
On the Supreme Court Judgment which voided the congresses of the APC, he said going against a subsisting court order was clear senselessness.
“I am sure that you have all heard of the historic decision of the Supreme Court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which affirmed the position of the High Court of Rivers State that the action of the party excluding members of this party from the process and depriving them of the constitutional right was wrong; and to do so in the face of a clear order of a court of competent jurisdiction is nothing but senselessness”.
“And so for anybody to continue to parade themselves either as a candidate of the APC arising from a process that has clearly been voided by the Court is nothing but political rascality of the highest order”.
“And I think it is time for right thinking members and leaders of this party to put this whole thing to an end and put the party in a frame to begin our hard-work towards the realization of our dream of taking over Rivers State”.
“Luckily the party conducted proper primaries here in Rivers State in the form of the direct primaries. And I believe that the proper thing to do is to do the right thing since the other primary was done in clear violation of an existing order of a Court of Competent Jurisdiction”.