OrderPaperToday- The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Rivers South East Senatorial District re-run election Mr Magnus Abe has disclosed that there is a “conspiracy by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to malign his character and incite the Ogoni people against him before the March 19, 2016 State and National Assembly re-run elections.”
Speaking at a radio interview in Port Harcourt, Abe said that “the case of the military approved by Wike to raid the home of ex-militant leader Solomon Ndigbara was the script the Governor and the PDP were using to malign his character and incite his people against him.”
According to Abe, contrary to reports that he masterminded the raid, he knew nothing about the operation and had no part in it.
“I wonder why the governor would sponsor a social media attack where I was described as a desperate politician who would want to win at all cost with the blood of my people. Those who know me would testify that I have never been a desperate politician. When my party did not approve of my ambition to be Governor of Rivers State, I did not fight the party neither did I give them personal conditions but rather presented only the interest of the Ogoni”.
He also stated that when Wike was detained by the EFCC, he went to EFCC to obtain his release insisting that without the release of Wike that he would not leave. This, he said, compelled the EFCC to detain him together with Wike.
Abe said that a person with such antecedent could not be referred to as a desperate politician.
“I want to say clearly that Rivers people know that I am not a desperate politician and will never be. Between me and Governor Wike who is desperate for power”, he said.