Rivers Guber: "Why I Can't Congratulate PDP's Fubara", Magnus Abe Speaks Up

Rivers Guber: "Why I Can't Congratulate PDP's Fubara", Magnus Abe Speaks Up

  • According to Magnus Abe, the Rivers governorship election was marred with violence and a lot of irregularities
  • Abe, the Social Democratic Party's candidate, on Tuesday, March 21, also said he cannot congratulate the governor-elect, Siminalayi Fubara
  • The Rivers politician added that the report claiming that he has already hailed Fubara on his victory is misleading

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Rivers - Senator Magnus Abe, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), has reacted to claims that he has congratulated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s flagbearer, Siminalayi Fubara, who emerged victorious in the Rivers gubernatorial election.

In a statement released by his media aide, Parry Saro Benson, Abe noted that he has not at any time congratulated Fubara after he was declared the winner, adding that the claim is misleading, PM News reports.

Siminalayi, Abe
Abe said he will never congratulate Siminalayi Fubara (Photo: Magnus, Abe, Siminalayi Fubara)
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Abe alleged that the election that produced PDP's candidate as the winner was fraught with irregularities and violence.

Part of the statement read:

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“I wish to state on good authority that the statement did not emanate from Senator Magnus Abe and therefore should be ignored as such is the handiwork of conscience-pricked individuals who could no longer sleep as they have murdered sleep.
“The general public should be informed that at the appropriate time, the SDP standard bearer and Rivers’ people’s popular choice, Distinguish Senator Magnus Abe, will address the people on his position concerning the governorship election of March 18, 2023 which was marred with the highest level of irregularities.”

Benson also noted that his principal contested the election to win and give Rivers people a new lease of life, putting an end to what he described as tyranny and terrorism in the state.

Labour Party, Obidient Movement, endorse PDP governorship candidate

The Labour Party (LP) and the Obidient Movement in Rivers state had declared their support for and endorsed Fubara, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ahead of the March 11 governorship election.

Dienye Pepple, the chairman of the Labour Party in the state, said that they decided in the interest of fairness, balance and equity in the state.

Other supporters of the Labour Party who joined Pepple in supporting Fubara in Port Harcourt, the River state capital, explained that the southeast senatorial district where Fubara came from was yet to produce a governor in the state.

Source: Legit.ng

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