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Attack on me won’t deter SDP campaigns — Abe

The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Abe, has said the continuous attacks on him and his supporters…

The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Abe, has said the continuous attacks on him and his supporters would not deter the party from campaigning in the state for the 2023 general elections.

Abe spoke during SDP stakeholders’ meeting in Degema, the headquarters of Degema Local Government Area of the state.

He said, “My name is Magnus Ngei Abe. I am the reason they were shooting guns in Degema. They did not want you to see me; they did not want you to hear me; they did not want me to come here.

“But, I said even if it is just five persons that are here, as long as there is an atmosphere in which I can deliver my message peacefully, I will come and talk to those five persons.

“I know that those ten or five persons will talk to ten other persons, and the ten persons will talk to another ten and the ten persons will talk to another ten and before you know it, the thing will become a flood everywhere.

“Nobody can stop an idea whose time has come. I want to say this, as I have said to some people, when they carry guns and pursue you, don’t respond to guns. We are going to contest this election and we will not shed the blood of any Rivers man or woman.

“Let me tell you, the young man who led some people to block the road, carrying guns against us on our way to Egberu, Oyigbo Local Government Area, the other day, that went and destroyed our banner in that community, we have his photograph; when I was presenting him with a computer, a laptop in order to assist in his pursuit for a higher degree. I have told them to release the photograph.”