Posted by News Express | 15 April 2016 | 2,560 times
The Chairman of the Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bro Felix Obuah, has expressed his disapproval of comments made by Senator Magnus Abe, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the March 19 National re-run election for Rivers South-East Senatorial district. He said Abe has either become too aggressive or lost sense of judgment due to his desperation for power.
Abe had earlier criticised the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the Rivers State Government to probe the violence that characterised the March 19 re-run election in parts of the state.
Also berating the former Senator for his unpatriotic comments on the Commission of Inquiry, the State PDP in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Party Chairman on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam, said for Magnus Abe to also blame and wish the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to release and announce the result of election in Tai Local Government Area, an election that never took place sequel to its suspension by the INEC shows that he (Abe) is either bereft of ideas or may have gone berserk.
“The PDP feels that Mr Magnus Abe as a lawyer and a former Senator ought to know better the electoral law and how government operates being once a Secretary to the State Government.
“We are shocked at Mr. Abe’s utterances and have no order deduction than to say that he is against the Judicial Commission of Inquiry because he hugely benefits from the crisis and would do anything to scuttle any effort to restore peace, law and order in the state.”
Bro Obuah also recalled previous threats by Magnus Abe and his allies in the APC that there would be no peace in the State as long as the Governor Wike administration remains in office.
He said: “It’s therefore the pursuit of that very unpatriotic agenda of making the state ungovernable, the State PDP boss stated, that underlies Mr. Abe’s renewed instigation and casting of aspersions on INEC who seems not to key into his satanic plot of releasing result of Tai Local Government Area suspended election.
“There is no doubt that Gov Nyesom Wike remains the chief security officer of the State and as the circumstance demands, has done the right thing and the needful to checkmate the rate of crimes and violence in the State of which the setting up of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry is one measure.
“The essence of all this is to restore peace in the State and to nip in the bud any circumstance that can possibly lead to such violence that claimed the life of the National youth corps member during the re-run elections.
“It’s only the architects and beneficiaries from violence and crisis situations that are likely to stand against the effort by the State government and Magnus Abe has just boldly admitted he is one of such people which is very unfortunate.
“And on the re-run election in Tai Local Government Area, just like any other area in Ogoni, it’s only the ignorant and mischievous who will claim they were not aware that INEC, based on complaints of hijacking of election materials and fake result sheets, before and during accreditation had to suspend all the elections in Ogoni area including Tai except Magnus Abe is confirming that he, and his allies hijacked the election materials and went on to vote in Barry Mpigi’s house which result he wants INEC to release and announce.
“This is rather laughable and speaks volume about the person of Mr. Abe and how desperate he could be.”
•Photo shows Bro Obuah.
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