2023 Elections: Dread, Suspicion in Rivers as Gunmen Attack SDP Guber Candidate
- For the second time, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, the governorship candidate of the SDP, has been attacked by thugs
- Abe and members of his campaign teams were attacked on their way to Akinima in Ahoada-West LGA of Rivers state on Monday, January
- Reacting to the horrible incident, Abe lamented that this is bad for Nigeria's democracy where people should exercise their freedom of association
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Akininma, Ahoada-West LGA, Rivers - The gubernatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Rivers, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, and his campaign team members were on Monday, January 30, attacked by armed men in the state.
Sahara Reports has it that Abe and members of his campaign council were attacked by thugs at Akinima, the headquarters of Ahoada-West local government area of the state.
It was gathered that Abe and his team were accosted by the armed criminals on their way to Akinima for a statewide campaign rally.
Abe, narrating the incident, revealed that the thugs barricaded the road with two vehicles during their operation.
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He stated that in a democracy, people should have the right and freedom of association, especially in political affairs.
“We went there and they used two vehicles to block the road so we could not get there. Nigeria is a democracy and all of us have the right to go to the people and share our ideas with them.
“If you have ruled the people for seven years, the people should be happy with you. If people are not happy with you it is because you are not doing well. Now, you are sending people’s children to come and block other politicians from talking to the people.”
2023: Trouble for Wike’s anointed candidate as Igbo groups endorse Senator Abe for governor
The Ogbako Ndi Igbo in Rivers state has endorsed Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, frontline Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for Governor of Rivers State in 2023.
The group also recognized Senator Abe as Nwanna Di Na Mba, and issued him a certificate of recognition to that effect for his friendship to the Igbo community in Rivers State over the years.
The endorsement took place at Freedom House, Senator Abe’s bustling political facility in GRA, Port Harcourt, on Saturday, November 19.