Sen. Magnus Abe, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate in Rivers State, has dropped his suit at the Election Tribunal challenging the election of the PDP’s Siminalayi Fubara.
Senator Abe stated this on Sunday when speaking to party leaders at his campaign office in Port Harcourt.
Abe stated that his decision to withdraw the petition against PDP’s Fubara was made in the best interests of the people of Rivers.
“I know it has not been easy and at a time like this, to go with bare hands against dollars, naira and euros, to go with bare hands, against guns and knives.
“And all you have is your faith and conviction that this is the right thing to do.
“A lot of our people went through so much trauma, so much hell, but it is to the glory of God that we are alive today.”
Senator Abe commended President Muhammadu Buhari for commissioning the Ogoni Power Project which he said is a manifestation of the President’s campaign promises.
He, however, appealed to the President to address the issue of fuel subsidy, noting that the postponement of the issue is not in the interest of the Nigerian people.