Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Magus Abe to use the opportunity of his visit to his constituency to apologize to the people of the area for the stolen mandate.
The PDP alleged that Magnus denied the people of the area the right to exercise their franchise and fundamental right of choosing who they actually wanted during the December 10, 2016, re-run legislative elections in the area.
The PDP said it received the information about Mr. Abe’s scheduled tour with mixed feelings, explaining that it would rather commend Mr. Abe over such initiative if he would conscientiously and remorsefully ask for forgiveness.
The PDP chairman, Bro. Felix Obuah said: “The Party still doubts the possibility of the people of Rivers South-East to accept him, having committed seemingly an unforgiveable sin against his people.
“Embarking on a thank you visit after a victorious contest is a welcome and acceptable democratic exercise but not when the wounds are still fresh, the land desecrated and the pains and anguish caused by Mr. Abe’s desperation and unpopular ambition for political power remain unhealed.
“The manner Mr. Magnus Abe and the All Progressives Congress, APC, went about stealing the votes of the people and denying the electorate in the Ogoni axis the opportunity to duly elect their preferred representatives into the Legislative Houses at the State and national levels remains a grave concern and action that must not be taken with levity.”