Senator Magnus Abe has stated that he has no plans to dump the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Abe, in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Parry Saroh Benson on Saturday, described the report as unfounded and a pedestrian move to derail the conversation about his choice of the APC in Rivers State.
The statement quoted Abe as saying: “I am the frontline choice of Rivers APC for 2019 elections, that is why so much efforts, resources and energy have been expended on a futile mission to obliterate that reality.
“This sponsored campaign of hate and calumny is part of that effort and like every pack of lies, it will collapse in the fullness of time. The recent report that I, Senator Magnus Abe has dumped the APC for the PDP is another of such endless and wicked campaign against me. I remain a member of the APC. I remain committed to the party and to President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I have been in politics long enough to know that a smear campaign is one of the tools you deploy when your case is weak, so from the intensity of the smear campaign discerning political watchers, I know that no real case can be made against me.
“Just as I have said severally, let me re-emphasized that, I bought form for governor on the platform of APC in Rivers State and am running for the office of Governor,” Senator Abe added.