I did everything possible to stop Abe from becoming a senator” Says Wike

Nyesom Wike Governor of Rivers State, yesterday, disclosed that he did within his power to stop Senator Magnus Abe from winning his senatorial election, noting that Abe’s victory was destined by God.

Governor Wike congratulated All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state and the lawmakers elected on the party’s platform for their victory in the re-run elections.

Wike also charged Rivers politicians to discharge their expected duties which is governance and development not not playing politics on duty.

Speaking in Port Harcourt at the victory thanksgiving of Senator Abe (Rivers South-East) and other APC lawmakers from the state, Wike said;

“It is only God that gives power. When I wanted to become governor, they worked hard to ensure that I did not win. That was why when I become governor, I did everything possible to stop Abe from becoming a senator.

“I showed Abe pepper. But he succeeded; that is how God wants it. I congratulate all the APC lawmakers for the victory. Abe carry go. Thank God despite all I did, you still won.

“I advise that you put the state first. The interest of the state should be paramount. Let us leave politics and face development. Let us stop wrestling. When the time to wrestle comes we will wrestle.”

He also urged Dr. Bukola Saraki, to see to it that the Federal Government carries out is maintenance duties on the Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway.

On the other hand, Abe, in his speech, thanked residents of the state for their votes, while giving his word that the APC lawmakers will ensure adequate representation.

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