Abe Condemns Political unrest in Rivers


… Says, there can only be one Governor at a time

Former representative of the Rivers South East Senatorial District at the 8th National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe has condemned the current political imbroglio in Rivers state.

The senator in a statement on his Facebook account on Monday titled: ‘I CONDEMN THE ONGOING UNREST IN RIVERS STATE’ insisted that there can only be one Governor of a state at a time according to the Constitution of the federal Republic of Nigeria.

The statement reads: “In as much as I have chosen to remain silent on the Political issues in Rivers State, let me make four simple statements:

“As seen in trending videos in the media space today(Monday), the direct gun shots and tear-gassing on the person of the Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency, Simialayi Fubara, who is the Chief Security Officer of the state, was wrong. This is beyond politics, and I publicly condemn it”.

Abe a former minority leader of the Rivers state House of Assembly between (1999-2003), further stated that : “As a former Minority leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, I am particularly saddened by the destruction of our beloved House of Parliament, and a valuable state asset: this is unacceptable” he added.

He went further to say, “I believe that in the interest of the state, the Nigerian Police needs to have a deeper conversation with the Governor who is the current Chief Security Officer and the only Rivers man that currently enjoys constitutional immunity”.

The Senator submitted that there can be only one Governor of the state at a time and therefore, “whatever our political differences, we must look for ways to resolve them without jeopardising the peace and security of our fellow citizens”.