The Senator representing Rivers East Senatorial district, Magnus Abe has spoken up, stating how Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, saw into the future and warned him against the ongoing bad blood he is facing with the faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC), led by the former Governor of Rivers State, and current Chibuike Amaechi in Rivers State.
The Senator revealed this while responding to statements attributed to Senator Andrew Uchendu where he reportedly ridiculed Abe, describing his ambition as inordinate and stating he gained more than his contribution towards the political growth, recalling how he refused to throw his weight behind the 2007 Gubernatorial ambition of Amaechi.
Abe had this to say in reference to the alleged rejection of his 2019 governorship bid under the APC, by Amaechi in favour of Tonye Cole, stating that, judging from the statements apparently made by Uchendu, it was now obvious, “That the decision to stop me (Abe) was taken long ago. “That is exactly what Governor Wike warned me against when he came to my house prior to his decision to leave the group. What is happening in Rivers State APC has nothing to do with building the party, it is all about stopping Abe.” On the contribution by associates to the dominance of the Amaechi political dynasty through Wike’s historic emergence as Rivers State governor, Abe said: “There is always this attempt to play down Wike’s contribution to our success in the court. “Wike was pivotal to what happened in the court, just as I was to how we got the nomination. When Amaechi was in Ghana, he was talking to me more than five times every day, at a stage I was the only person in (Peter) Odili’s Government he was talking to. “When Amaechi came back from Ghana, immediately after he was sworn-in as governor, he appointed Wike as his Chief of Staff and appointed me as Secretary to the State Government. So if Sen. Uchendu feels the governor, in his wisdom, chose to appoint people who did not support his struggles to such strategic positions in his government, then too bad.”
The Senator opened up on the supposed issue about his 2019 governorship ambition, telling Rivers people, including Amaechi, “I have not taken a decision on the matter, but everywhere I go to people say I will be governor of Rivers State I respond with a loud Amen.”