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At Senator Magnus Ngei Abe’s Electoral Victory Thanksgiving In Nigeria’s Garden City



Sen. Magnus Abe glorifying God

The Holy Book admonishes every living being to give thanks to the Almighty in all things. In line with this biblical injunction, on Saturday 10th February 2018, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, representing Rivers Southeast Senatorial District thought it wise to return the glory to God for his electoral victory.

Sen. Magnus Abe & wife with Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki

All roads led to St. Paul’s Cathedral Diobu, in Port Harcourt venue of the thanksgiving service which was presided over by the Archbishop of Anglican Niger Delta Province, Most Rev. Ignatius Kattey. While delivering his sermon, Rev. Kattey sued for peace in the State and commended Sen. Magnus Abe for acting in line with the biblical injunction, urging others to emulate this virtue.

The Thanksgiving Service which was tagged the Victory Thanksgiving was held with six other All Progressives Congress lawmakers; three members of the House of Representatives, Hons. Barry Mpigi, Chidi Wiyioka, Maurice Pronen and those at the State, Eleme, Khana 2 and Tai constituencies in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Josiah Olu, Friday Nkeeh and Mathew Dike respectively.

With Service over, all attention moved to the massive Polo Club in the G.R.A axis of Port Harcourt where the massive carnival-like reception kicked off in earnest. The mammoth crowd at the venue was simply a political statement for those who know how to read the political barometer.

It was a gathering of political heavyweights. Leading the pack was the Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki, wife of the President, Hajia Aisha Buhari who was represented by the Director-General of the National Centre for Women Development Mrs. Mary Ekpere-Eta, Rivers State Governor. Barr. Nyesom Wike and his Imo State counterpart, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, who Chaired the event as well as former Governor of Kano State, Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso.

Others include the State APC Chairman, Chief Davies Ikanya, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, who was represented by the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on National Assembly Matters Senator Ita Enang, Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, Senate Leader, Sen. Ahmed Lawan and a host of others.

Senate Leader, Sen. Ahmed Lawan, Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri & Alabo Graham-Douglas

Senate Leader, Sen. Ahmed Lawan, Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri & Alabo Graham-Douglas

It was indeed a journey of eulogies for Sen. Magnus Abe who was bathed with a lot of encomiums. For Senate President, he has great respect for Sen. Magnus Abe, describing him thus; “Abe is a good, loyal, courageous and humble man. We will continue to support you”. For the First Lady of Nigeria, Hajia Aisha Buhari, she described Abe as visionary, dynamic, a role model and a source of inspiration. Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha was not left out as he described Sen. Magnus Abe as very humble, stating that greater things would come his way in the future. For the SGF, Boss Mustapha, he was pleased with the massive turnout of Abe’s supporters, an indication that he truly represents his people.

The event which metamorphosed into a rally of sort was certainly one which will keep the people of Rivers State talking and analysing the political situation and equation of Rivers State for sometime to come. A splendid way to say Thank You to the Almighty.

Hons. Maurice Propnen, Chidi Wiyioka, Bari Mpigi, Josiah Olu, Mathew Dike & Sen. Magnus Abe