The Senator representing, Rivers South-East Senatorial District, Senator Magnus Abe has declared his intention to run in the 2019 governorship race in Rivers State.
Abe’s declaration comes against persistent call for a Riverine governor in 2019 by the leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state, Rotimi Amaechi.
The Senator made his declaration at the launching of his campaign office at GRA, Port Harcourt.
He said his decision though against the advice of friends and party leaders, was aimed at encouraging continuity in governance of the State.
The Chairman, Senate committee on FERMA warned that the party will break into more factions if the people were not allowed to participate for the congresses, stressing that he and his supporters will not accept hotel congresses.
“I have decided in the interest of our state, in the interest of our people, I have decided to pick the nomination of the All Progressive Congress to run for the office of the Governor.
“And in doing so, I want to make it abundantly clear that this is not a gunshot ambition,” he said.
Senator Abe also said he had uncovered an already prepared list for the National Congress of the APC by some leaders of the Party in the state.