15th November, 2021
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Some stalwarts of the Senator Magnus Abe faction of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers have promised to deliver the state for former governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu if he secures the party’s presidential ticket for the 2023 general election.
The APC stalwarts openly declared their support for the former Lagos governor while speaking at Freedom House, Senator Abe campaign Secretariat in GRA Phase 2, Port Harcourt, on Saturday.
They spoke under the platform of the Bola Tinubu Vanguard.
Wogu Boms, one of the APC chieftains who was a former Attorney General of Rivers State and Director-General of Freedom House, said it has become clear that the APC national leader will emerge President come 2023.
“It has become clearer that Tinubu will be president. When Tinubu becomes president, everybody will chop; it’s not like this one that only one man is chopping.”
“We were the ones that made Buhari president; we will make Tinubu president.”
On his part, Senator Wilson Ake said one thing the national leader of APC has going for him over his contenders for the priced APC presidential ticket is competence.
“When Tinubu was working for APC, nobody talked about his age. Now they are saying he is old. When you say ‘age-age-age’, you are not serious. Competence should not be traded for age. The young local government chairmen that we have, are they doing anything spectacular?”