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Rivers rerun: Crisis feared as PDP moves to remove Senator Magnus Abe

Rivers rerun: Crisis feared as PDP moves to remove Senator Magnus Abe

- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is seeking to unseat Senator Magnus Abe

- There are fears that the move may stir chaos in the state

- PDP says the election rerun which saw Abe return to the Senate, was rigged

The Rivers state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has vowed to unseat Senator Magnus Abe.

According to Daily Post, the PDP said Magnus Abe of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will be sacked by an election tribunal.

Rivers rerun: Crisis feared as PDP moves to remove Senator Magnus Abe

Rivers rerun: Crisis feared as PDP moves to remove Senator Magnus Abe

Rivers state chairman of the PDP, Felix Obuah, in a statement released on Tuesday, claimed that investigations showed that security agencies massively rigged the polls in Abe’s favour.

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“The right of the people of Rivers southeast senatorial district to select the candidate of their choice through the ballot box is sacrosanct and must not be toyed with.

“The PDP will never rest until this injustice against the people is addressed and the opportunity to have a candidate of their choice given to them as of right,” he said.

He also referred to Abe as a “Caretaker Senator”, who would soon be removed.

“Abe’s desperation for power would soon be exposed as evidenced by his recent clandestine activities.

“Abe had in the past weeks been concocting results in his private residence, just to ensure that they tally with figures manufactured for him by INEC.

“These were some of the measures being taken by the caretaker senator in anticipation of his fraudulent declaration by the INEC being challenged by the PDP, ” he further alleged.

Magnus Abe was declared winner of the National Assembly Rerun election for the Rivers South-East Senatorial District in December 2016.

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