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Rivers rerun: APC welcomes defections from PDP

09 December 2016, 09:01

Abuja – Ahead of tomorrow’s polls, All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Rivers South East Senatorial District, Magnus Abe, has praised the Obolo nation and Sylvanus Kingston for defecting to APC.

Speaking at a rally at Ngo town in Andoni Local Government Area, Abe expressed joy that locals had realised the path to the development of Andoni could properly be attained through the APC.

“I want to say clearly that no man is upset with any of our people who went to PDP (People's Democratic Party). We know why people went to PDP,” claimed Abe.

“People did not go to PDP because of (Governor Nyesom) Wike. They did not go to PDP because they wanted to perpetuate Ikwerre governorship in Rivers State.”

Also read: Rivers Rerun: More PDP chieftains defect to APC

Abe claimed locals were in PDP for the sake of not abandoning former president Goodluck Jonathan, beaten by Buhari in 2015 but a firm favourite in the Rivers.

“People went to PDP because they felt that we should not abandon Jonathan who was our son and those of us who know the importance of development in politics, felt that every politician is entitled to the vote of 'you are our own'.”

– CAJ News

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