People’s Democratic Party, PDP, leaders in the South-South region gathered
Magnus Abe a Rivers State senator claims to be the governorship candidate of the ruling party, APC, in Rivers with the prospect of emerging the governor in the 2019 elections.
Magnus Abe, went to court to ask that he be declared the candidate of the APC as he warned APC NWC not to identify anyone else as its governorship candidate.
According to reports on Monday in Bera, Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State the senator spoke during a crossover church service as he said that God asked him to contest the governorship position in the state in 2019.
The senator also with full confident said that he believes he will win the 2019 governorship election despite not being currently recognised as the candidate of the party to be represented in the governorship election,
The APC NWC had reach conclusion in making the businessman Tonye Cole as its governorship candidate which will be representing the party in the governorship election
The senator needs to work hard even if he won the primary election in his party APC, he would have to defeat the incumbent governor, Nyesom Wike the PDP’s most influential governors who are also seeking re-election.
He said: “One thing that I will like to share with all of you is that I know that this particular journey that I am on, to run for the governorship of Rivers State in 2019, it is my God that asked me to go and do this.
“And that is why no machination of men, no work of the hand of man, no artificial obstacle created by men will stop our dream from coming true.”
“We will not only run for the governorship of Rivers State in 2019, but we will also be sworn-in as the Governor of Rivers State in 2019.
“So for me, I am not afraid; we will continue our struggle.
“You cannot have a situation that a court had said does not exist. The High Court said so, the Court of Appeal had said so and then you still go ahead to pretend it exists.
“In any contest in a democracy where the rule of law is supreme, any contest between any man and the law, however powerful that man will be, at the end of the day, the laws will prevail. All APC members in Rivers State should remain calm and focused on victory.
“You focus on what is important, and what is important to all of us here now, is that we have approached the court to declare us as the lawful candidates of the party because we were the product of the lawful congresses that was held by the APC in Rivers State. There was no other one.
“It is the prayer of everybody that this year, will witness an improvement in your own homes.
“I believe that there is no power on earth that can stop the desire of a people whose time has come and I believe that, this time, our time has come. No power can stop us. Amen. So we put everything in the hands of Almighty God.”