Senator Magnus Abe, representing Rivers South East in the National Assembly, has boasted that nobody can deny him the right to contest for the governorship position of Rivers State.
Mr. Abe, said this during an interactive session with the coalition of youths in Port Harcourt on Monday, obviously referring to the immediate past governor of Rivers State and current Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi.
He said that only God has the power to stop him from contesting in the 2019 governorship election in the state, adding that he will continue to fight for his right.
The senator painfully recalled how he supported Amaechi when he was fighting for his right to become governor, noting that he is not a betrayer as alleged by the minister just because he decided to run for Rivers State governor.
He said, “I was a commissioner in Dr Peter Odili’s government, but I stood behind Amaechi; I argued with Dr Peter Odili on Amaechi’s behalf. Later, when I came to him (Odili) to apologise, he told me that there was no need to apologise and that he respected my decision to stand by my friend (Amaechi).
“Whoever God has chosen to be the governor of Rivers State will be governor and there is nothing Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi can do about it. When Amaechi fought for his right and took the PDP to court, I did not remember any place where Dr Odili called him a betrayer.
“I am fighting for my right; I want to be governor of this (Rivers) state and nobody can deny me the right to fight for my right. So, I continue to refer to Amaechi that he still remains the leader of my party in the state.”