The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State is in fresh trouble as one of the party’s chieftains, Magnus Abe has declared he won’t support Tonye Cole, the party’s governorship candidate.
According to Abe, he doesn’t recognize Cole as the Rivers APC governorship candidate and he belives his own name will be on the ballot.
This declaration is coming at a time several loyalists of former Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi are dumping the APC in Rivers State.
Abe, a former Senator who represented Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly stressed further that there is no way he would support Cole even though he has no intention of dumping the APC.
Naija News understands he made his views known during an interview on Channels Television’s Political Paradigm.
According to him, Cole has not contributed anything meaningful to the party and has corruption allegations hanging on his neck so is not fit to be the APC candidate for the election.
“No I will not support Tonye Cole. I think that is clear to everybody,” Abe declared.
He added: “I am not part of how he became a candidate, he has not been part of our party to my knowledge, and he didn’t contribute anything to the establishment of the party. He has no record of service to our State.
“There is an allegation that over $55 million of Rivers State Government money was transferred to him by Rotimi Amaechi in a government in which I served and I didn’t even know about it. So how will I now go and support such a person to now take over the Government of Rivers State?”
Naija News reports both men contested the Rivers APC governorship primary on May 26.