Barely 24-hours after announcing his membership of the Social Democratic Party, a former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Magnus Abe, has emerged as the governorship candidate of the SDP in Rivers State.
Abe was elected during a substituted primary conducted in Port Harcourt on Saturday and supervised by the Independent National Electoral Commission’s senior officer, Pastor Emmanuel Isong.
Also at the primary, which was described as the fairest ever held in the state, were representatives of the Department of State Services and the Nigeria Police Force.
The Chairman of the SDP substitution electoral committee, Alhaji Muhammed Ibrahim, declared Abe as the winner of the election, having pulled 30 votes.
The emergence of the former senator, who represented the Rivers South East Senatorial District in the red chamber of the National Assembly, has put paid to speculation as to whether he will make good his promise of being on the ballot.
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