The lawmaker representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Magnus Abe, has said that the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State will strengthen the party and boost its chances of emerging victorious at the next governorship election in February.
Abe made the remarks during a television programme in Port Harcourt, the capital, on Thursday.
According to him, one of the causes of the crisis in the party is its failure to produce a candidate that is acceptable to the law, adding that he does not have a problem with whoever is picked as long as the right thing is done.
He said, “The APC is made up of human beings. People put their lives on the line to create the thing you call the APC in Rivers State and those people are alive. They are there in the state.
“So if they fight for what they believe in, I do not think that will weaken the party. I think at the end of the day, the APC will come out stronger if we are able to do the right thing.
“People will have more confidence in the ability of the party to deliver on its core commitment to Rivers people because they are also watching what we are doing. So if we overcome this struggle internally, I believe that the party will actually be stronger.
“I want to say that a lot has been said about me, a lot has been said of me, but one thing I will like to share with all of you is that it is God that asked me to go and do this.
“That is why no machination of men, no work of the hand of man, no artificial obstacle created by men will stop our dream from coming true.”