A governorship aspirant of a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Magnus Abe, has warned against the use of abusive words on social media by aggrieved party faithful.
The senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial Zone in the national assembly said this on Friday in a statement by his spokesperson, Parry Benson.
Mr Abe said that derogatory statements being made on social media by aggrieved party members regarding eligibility of the party’s candidates in the 2019 elections in Rivers were not in the best interest of the party.
He added that such comments on social media would not in any way help to resolve the crisis at the state chapter of the party.
“I have read through a lot of comments on this platform and do not consider them helpful.
“It is true that there are those who feel that the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, was wrong and there are equally those who felt that I, Sen. Abe, was wrong.
“I appeal to you all to please stop abusing yourselves on this platform.
“It’s enough! If the minister still believes he can save his candidates, he should be allowed to pursue his options in peace,” Abe said.
He also said that the in-fighting in the party was unnecessary, especially as it was orchestrated by saboteurs who wanted to rise by bringing others down.
“I remember that Hon. Loolo Ibieneye correctly predicted that the current road on which we (Rivers Chapter of the party) were being led will lead to disaster.
“And I believed that, that road was wrong ab initio, and I said so, we must continue our quest for peace,” he said.