The lawmaker representing Rivers Southeast Senatorial District, Senator Magnus Abe, has said he will not defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or any other political party.
Abe spoke with reporters yesterday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
He said: “Let me say clearly that I am one of the founding members of the APC in Rivers State. I have worked with others and laboured to build the party in the state. The party is a vehicle for the progress, peace and development of the state, within our political expression.
“APC is not just a political party. APC is more than a political party. APC is an ideologay that Nigerians have imbibed, which is the ideology of change. The believe that a group of people have come together to do things right. That is what APC represents. That is why we are here.
“In APC, the foundation, the philosophy is that the right thing must be done. So, nobody in APC can stand up in public and say he/she wants to do the wrong thing. It is not possible. In another gathering, people can do that and it will be accepted, but in APC, nobody can do it. That is why you keep hearing Nigerians saying they said change, because people expect that there are standards in the APC that do not exist in anywhere else.”
The senator also stated that the kind of change that the people wanted would be the one that they would fight for.
He noted that there would be nothing that would make him to leave expressing the belief that brought him and others to the APC.
On the division in Rivers APC , the governorship aspirant of the APC in 2015 expressed optimism that leaders of the party would ensure justice, fairness and equity.
He said: “What is happening in the party (APC), ordinarily, should not be strange. What is making it strange is that certain things appear to be targeted at a particular individual, which should not be so.”
The senator said the pace of the clean-up of the polluted Ogoni environment was very slow, but lauded President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo for their commitment to the clean-up.