• For the second time, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, the SDP gubernatorial candidate, has been attacked by thugs
  • Abe and members of his campaign teams were attacked on their way to Akinima in Rivers State’s Ahoada-West LGA on Monday, January 1.
  • Reacting to the horrible incident, Abe lamented that this is bad for Nigeria’s democracy, where people should exercise their freedom of association.

Akininma, Ahoada-West LGA, Rios – The Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate for governor in Rivers, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, and members of his campaign team were attacked on Monday, January 30, by gunmen in the state.

Sahara Reports says Abe and members of his campaign council were attacked by thugs in Akinima, the seat of the state’s Ahoada-West local government area.

This is the second time that the SDP candidate will be attacked by gunmen’ (Photo: @magnusngeiabe)
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It emerged that Abe and his team were accosted by armed criminals on their way to Akinima for a statewide campaign rally.

Abe, recounting the incident, revealed that the goons blocked the road with two vehicles during their operation.

He stated that in a democracy, people should have the right and freedom of association, especially in political matters.

His words:

“We went there and they used two vehicles to block the road so we couldn’t get there. Nigeria is a democracy and all of us have the right to get close to the people and share our ideas with them.

“If you have ruled the people for seven years, the people should be happy with you. If people are not happy with you it is because you are not doing it well. Now, you are sending the children of the people to come and block other politicians from talking to the people.”

2023: Trouble for Wike’s anointed candidate as Igbo groups endorse Senator Abe for Governor

The Ogbako Ndi Igbo in Rivers State have endorsed Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, the Social Democratic Party’s (SDP) frontline gubernatorial candidate for Governor of Rivers State in 2023.

The group also recognized Senator Abe as Nwanna Di Na Mba, and issued him a certificate of appreciation to that effect for his friendship with the Igbo community in Rivers State over the years.

The endorsement took place at Freedom House, Senator Abe’s boisterous political facility in GRA, Port Harcourt, on Saturday, November 19.

Source: Legit.ng