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BREAKING: Magnus Abe announces his return to APC

Former SDP Governorship Candidate in Rivers State, Magnus Abe, declares his return back to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Abe, a political ally of President Bola Tinubu, shares insights on the state’s political dynamics and calls for peace amid the recent defections in the Rivers State House of Assembly.

This decision comes after a series of setbacks for Abe. He did not only lost the gubernatorial election in March to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Siminalayi Fubara, but he was also passed over for a ministerial position by President Bola Tinubu, who instead appointed Nyesom Wike, the immediate past governor of Rivers State, as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

 

Despite these disappointments, Abe remains a powerful figure in Rivers politics, known for his outspoken advocacy and close ties to President Tinubu. His return to the APC signifies a potential shift in the state’s political landscape, especially considering the recent mass defection of 27 state lawmakers from the PDP to the APC.

 

During the “Politics Today” interview on channels television, Abe addressed the ongoing crisis in Rivers State triggered by the state lawmakers’ defection, a move linked to a rift between Governor Fubara and his predecessor, Wike. While recognizing the temporary nature of the lawmakers’ sojourn in the APC, Abe expressed concern about “outside forces” challenging the defection in court.

He urged all parties involved to prioritize peace, acknowledging that while agreements have been reached, legal challenges and external interference could still disrupt the fragile stability in the state. “What we need in the state is peace,” Abe emphasized, “and everybody has something they can do to contribute to give us peace in the state.”

 

Abe’s return to the APC adds another layer of complexity to the already volatile political climate in Rivers State. His influence and unwavering support for President Tinubu could reshape the party’s fortunes in the region, while his call for peace suggests a commitment to finding a sustainable resolution to the ongoing political disagreements. As the legal drama regarding the lawmakers’ defection unfolds, all eyes will be on Abe and his next move, to see if he can indeed contribute to bringing much-needed peace and stability to his home state.

 

 

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