Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Rivers State, Sen. Magnus Abe has said that he was not prepared for war against the state Governor, Nyesom Wike.
Abe, said this when he appeared on Arise News on Thursday in reaction to criticism by Wike.
According to him, Wike is only trying to discredit him after he failed to provide security in Rivers during the recent Governorship and State House of Assembly elections.
Part of his statement reads,
Now, what the governor is trying to do for some reasons and I want Nigerians to look into it, all through the elections, he was not attacking Senator Abe. Now that the elections are over, all of a sudden, Senator Abe is his prime target, trying to discredit me and my aspirations.
Now let me say this, he is an Ikwerre man. The thing he is fighting for at the national level is that a Fulani man should not succeed another Fulani man, but in Rivers State, he is an Ikwerre man. He had his own ambition to succeed his brother Governor Rotimi Amaechi, who is also from Ikwerre. He came out and pursued that ambition without reservation.
I have no apologies to offer to anybody. I am eminently qualified. Rivers people knew who won the election. They knew who also did not win the election. So whatever the governor wants to say, he is free to say it. But I want to say here to the entire world that my name is Senator Magnus Abe.