The former lawmaker representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District, Magnus Abe has withdrawn from the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress in the state.
The ruling party had scheduled its governorship primary election and State House of Assembly for today (Thursday) at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium.
The development was disclosed by a former Chief of Staff, Rivers State Government House, Tony Okocha, in a statement made available ila to newsmen.
Okocha revealed why Abe’s faction would not participate in the party’s primary which he described as skewed and biased.
The statement reads, “I have been receiving a myriad of calls from our colleagues concerning the Nation~Wide Assembly and Governorship Candidates Primaries of our darling party, APC.
“Please kindly take this as an official statement that we are not participating in an already skewed, biased, and prejudiced process in RIVERS.
“All our teeming supporters are advised not to dissipate scarce energies in a Process that will not pass muster. Comfortably lounge in houses and homes and be exceedingly happy, with no interest in the usual charade of APC Rivers.
“However, we enjoin ALL to remain vigilant as we continue to bring you up to speed with unfolding events.
“More than resolutely keep faith with the struggle. He who laughs last laughs best.”