Rivers state politician, Magnus Abe, initially declared interest to join the race for power ahead of the 2023 elections.
The politician has officially picked his governorship form despite the consensus arrangement that produced Tonye Cole as the party’s nominee for the gubernatorial election.
A statement by Parry Benson, Abe’s media aide, quoted him as saying that Rivers people irrespective of political affiliation and tribes, contributed money to purchase the expression of interest and nomination forms for him.
“I have already bought my first application form for our party, the APC, and it will be interesting to know that the people of Rivers everywhere, have donated money to support me in getting that form. Abe stated
“Rivers people from every divide, every ethnic group, every political affiliation, every religious affiliation that you can think of, Muslims, Christians, people across the State, put in N20,000, some N1 million. They brought money to help me cross that barrier.
“I think that with that kind of background, the party members across the state have realized that I’m one of their surest best to be able to cross that bridge when we actually get there.”