January 23, 2019
Government & Politics

Senator Abe Threatens Boycott Of APC Primary Over Process

Frontline Governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State Senator Magnus Abe, has threatened to boycott tomorrow’s primaries should the party fail to adopt direct primaries

Abe issued the threat during at a rally in Wiiyakara community, Khana Local Government Area.

He urged the party’s national leadership to reverse itself and conduct direct primaries in Rivers state.

Abe said: “It is bad that we continue to worship individuals when we want change. It is clear that they are doing what they are doing because somebody has been appointed a DG (Director-General).

“If they are doing this to please one person, then the party will not move forward. If the primary in Rivers is not through direct primaries I will not take part and I will not accept the result.

“When we were fighting former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Amaechi called me that I should lead the party in the state. I did but when I want to pursue my ambition he turned me down. I am the leader of APC in my senatorial district but I do not have a ward Chairman,” Abe lamented.

Abe told the party’s primaries committee to remove his name from the list of aspirants if it was bent on indirect primaries.

“Today, I stand here to assure you that nobody is bigger than all of us. It is the responsibility of the party to bring a better ground for all the aspirants

“I hereby serve them a notice that they should remove my name from the list of the contestants. I will not participate in a process that has already been determined.

“I will not be part of a coronation that the king will not be crowned. They have gone to the national that they will send me home. Every campaign of hate must stop, Rivers must move forward,” Abe said.

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