Former Senator and a frontline Rivers State governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Magnus Abe, has withdrawn from the party gubernatorial primary election holding Thursday (today).
Abe ally and former Chief of Staff, Rivers State Government House, Tony Okocha, made this known in a statement sent to newsmen in Port Harcourt today.
The statement also gave reasons for his withdrawal and why the faction would not be participating in the exercise.
Okocha who is the South-South Coordinator, Bola Ahmed Tinibu describes the process as skewed and biased.
The APC primary election and State House of Assembly is scheduled to hold at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium.
The statement reads, “I have been receiving a myriad of calls from our colleagues concerning the Nation~Wide Assembly and Governorship Candidates Primaries of our darling party, APC.
“Please kindly take this as an official statement that we are not participating in an already skewed, biased, and prejudiced process in Rivers State.
“All our teeming supporters are advised not to dissipate scarce energies in a Process that will not pass muster.
“However, we enjoin ALL to remain vigilant as we continue to bring you up to speed with unfolding events.
“More than resolutely keep faith with the struggle. He who laughs last, laughs best.”
Recall that the former member of the National Assembly representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District, Magnus Abe, had purchased the All Progressives Congress expression of intent and nomination forms for the 2023 governorship election in Rivers State.
His media aide, Parry Benson, said this in a statement made available to journalists in Port Harcourt.
According to him, the people of Rivers State were more interested in effective governance that would return power to the people, rather than politics.
Some APC stakeholders had after a recent meeting in Abuja adopted Lagos based businessman, Tonye Cole, as the party’s consensus candidate in the state.