Senator representing Rivers East and governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Magnus AbE has said that his disagreement with the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has nothing to do with the leadership of the party in the state.
Abe told newsmen at the APC Secretariat that even though he had disagreement with the Minister, they were not in any form of conflict, pointing out that the Minister only felt that he should not contest the the governorship election in the state, while he felt that he has something to offer.
He said “Amaechi is my leader. He is not contesting the elections. If he were contesting, I won’t contest against him. The battle for the party ticket is between me and anyone who felt he has something better to offer than me and not with the Minister.
“I want direct primary, but he prefers indirect. If the primaries are conducted today in in a free, fair and transparent manner and members of the party felt that I should not represent them, I Will accept it in good faith and support the party”.
Abe said the APC in Rivers State has what it takes to unseat the incumbent PDP government in the state led by Nyesom Wike.
The Senator said with his wealth of experience, he was better placed to fly the party flag in the state, pointing out that as a founding member of the APC in the state, he believes that he has done alot for the party.
He said what the party in the state needs at this point in time is someone with the required experience and political credentials to take over the state from the PDP.
He however played down on the crisis in the state chapter of the APC, expressing confidence that the party will go into the elections as a United part.
Speaking on the party position on the leadership of the Senate as led by Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Abbe said the party position has been and still remain that a member of a minority party should not lead the majority, adding that it was a common thing in politics which should not surprise anyone.