…To partner RSG on security matters
From Blessing Ibunge, Port Harcourt
The lawmaker representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has reinstated that he will never leave the All Progressives Congress (APC) for any other party.
Senator Abe who stated this yesterday, during a media chat in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State, noted that as one of the founding members of APC in the state, the party was founded to do the right thing and bring about peace and development in the society.
He said: “APC is not just a political party but more than a party. I am one of the founding members of the party in Rivers. I have worked with others, laboured to build the party in the state and the party is a vehicle for the progress, peace and development of the state.
“I will never leave APC. Is a party that has an ideology that Nigerians have imbibed. The ideology of change. If I leave this group that is committed to doing things that are right, where will I go to. There is absolutely no possibility that we will leave fighting for what is right to what is wrong.”
Speaking on the security situation in the state, Senator Magnus said, to eradicate insecurity from the state is a joint responsibility of everbody irrespective of party or interest.
He sympathised with the State government on the recent attacks on residents of the state by hoodlums and cult groups. He urged the general public to always support security agents in states, stressing that peace and security of the state is everybody’s business.
“The issue of insecurity is not new in the state. The challenge had always been that, when these boys do such crime, they believe they are protected. Except we all come in one voice to condemn such, criminality will not end here. If we extend such practice as was done with Don Waney, there will be peace in the state.
“We should support the security agents. Declaring someone wanted should be done after proper investigation by security agencies.
“I sympathise with situation the state have found itself. Leaders should come together to discuss of the security situation in the state and anything the state government and Minister of Transportation does to help the state, I will support.”
However, Senator Abe has assured Nigerians that the presidency and President Muhammad Buhari is committed to the cleanup of Ogoni, while expressing dissatisfaction over the slowness of the cleanup exercise.