The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Rivers State, Magnus Abe has said the forthcoming general election will be a watershed event in the political history of Nigeria.
Abe made the comments at the official commissioning of the SDP constituency office in Obio/Akpor local government area of the state.
He said there will be a political tsunami in Rivers State in the election which will “break known bounds and barriers”.
Abe while addressing the gathering said, “To all of us that are here, I will deliver one important message. I have said severally that the 2023 elections will be a watershed event in the political history of this country. In Rivers state 2023 elections will be a political tsunami because they will break every known bounds and barriers.
“Let me say to all of you that our votes, our support in 2023 will enshrine justice, fairness, equity, and progress in this land. Everybody that wakes up in the morning is looking for progress. Progress is not when the state is rich, progress is when you make money for yourself; that is progress”.
According to Abe, elections are no longer won and lost along political lines.
“Before Nigerians use to vote on the basis of a political party, so this is our party we must support the party, anybody they bring they vote, but things have happened in this country that people must learn our lesson.
“Before when we follow a party you know what you get when you support that party. If you were in UPN and your state voted UPN you know you will get free education. If you were in NPN, and your state voted NPN, you know you will get housing and agriculture but since after those parties left, Nigerians continue to vote party but nobody could see what they were getting.
“Today if you are in Akwa Ibom, you vote PDP, what you get depends on what the governor wants. If you are in Oyo, you vote PDP what you get depends on what the governor wants. If you’re in Kano and you vote APC what you get depends on what the governor wants. If you are in Plateau you vote APC what you get depends on what the governor wants. Nobody checks what the party said or what the party is doing”.
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