Governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has declared that last Saturday’s destruction of the party’s new secretariat by hoodlums would not stop its official opening ceremony.
Senator Abe made the declaration while speaking at Bori, Headquarters of Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, during a special prayer session organised by women of the Rivers South-East Senatorial District.
The Senator said: “Let me say very clearly that on Saturday, some people went and attacked the new party office that the party was trying to open on Aba Road, Port Harcourt.
“The whole idea of bringing guns into politics is to intimidate people, to create fear in your mind and to make you think that no matter how many you are, with one gun, they are more than you. That is the message they want to send,” he said.
Abe continued: “I have said it before that I buy computers for students because that is what I give my own children.
“If guns are so good, go and give them to your own children. To other people’s children, you are comfortable to give them guns and send them to go and attack other people’s children. If you are that kind of leader, you are not a good leader and God will not support you.”
Abe, who is also the senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, called on the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to launch an investigation into the attack on the new party secretariat in order to bring the perpetrators to book.
He reiterated that he was a man of peace and would remain peaceful, adding “Everybody knows that when the righteous rule, the people rejoice because they know that the righteous will not buy guns for other people’s children in the name of politics. We will not allow it.
“I have not fought anybody. I have not quarrelled with anybody but all I am saying and will continue to say is that we must create a party that is open to everybody where there will be a level playing field for all Rivers people who are interested in political office to aspire”.