…..highlighted Tinubu’s extensive experience and suitability to lead Africa’s largest economy.
By Johnson Atoukudu:
On Tuesday, Senator Magnus Abe, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the 2023 Governorship Election in Rivers State, expressed his belief that there is no one better prepared than President Bola Tinubu to govern Nigeria.
Tinubu, who ran as the presidential candidate for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), emerged as the winner of the highly contested February 25 election. He surpassed his closest competitors, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party, to secure the coveted position of leading the nation. During an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Abe highlighted Tinubu’s extensive experience and suitability to lead Africa’s largest economy.
“Of all the candidates that indicated interest to run for the 2023 presidency, nobody was better prepared, nobody has better experience, nobody has greater capacity than Tinubu,” he stated.
“Atiku Abubakar himself, when he was politically-challenged, he ran to Tinubu. It was Tinubu that accommodated him, gave him the platform, and supported him to run.
“So, this man (Tinubu) has the capacity, the knowledge and the reach to bring diverse people together in this country. He has shown that repeatedly, including this last election.
“If it was not for the fact that it was Tinubu that was running, I doubt if the APC would have been able to do as much as they have done with all the challenges that went on that time.”
In the interview, Senator Abe, who previously served as the representative for Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the 9th Assembly, expressed his unwavering allegiance to President Tinubu. Although he initially entered the federal legislature as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), he later decided to leave the ruling party and joined the Social Democratic Party (SDP), where he secured the party’s nomination for the governorship election on March 11 in the oil-rich state.
Despite his defeat to Siminalayi Fubara of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the senator has chosen not to return to the APC. Instead, he affirmed his loyalty to President Tinubu, who is also the leader of the ruling party.