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Wike and Magnus Abe resolve long-running dispute

In a bid to mend differences and foster unity within the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, a former lawmaker, Senator Magnus Abe, has publicly announced that he will make peace with the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike.

Abe, who had been embroiled in a dispute with Wike over their different positions on political issues, expressed his commitment to ending the rift.

The former lawmaker said in his Facebook post on Friday: “I have made peace with the Honorable FCT Minister and former Governor of Rivers State.”

Stressing the importance of unity, Abe said he accompanied Wike to Chief Tony Okocha’s thanksgiving ceremony, a gesture he described as “a demonstration that my commitment to ending the division in our party is complete.” “.

Abe praised Wike’s approach to resolving the conflict, saying: “I want to publicly thank the minister; He (Wike) could have behaved like other politicians: make peace with me and still encourage me, Tony (Okocha) and others to continue fighting. But his style is direct, truthful and sincere, and he will create a united team.”

He expressed his belief that the APC in Rivers State would benefit from the “peaceful reunification and reintegration process.”

Abe added: “The internal disagreements are over and over forever because the oxygen for conflict has been extinguished.”

He acknowledged that although it may take time, the result will be a united front, since “all those who are with us, who sincerely wish us the best, will go with us and push the path of unity because we all know it is the right path.” ”. go.”

Extending his gratitude to Okocha, who hosted the thanksgiving ceremony, Abe said: “Let me also thank Chief Okocha; Of course, he knew he was coming and he welcomed me well.”

Reaffirming his loyalty to the APC, Abe declared: “My home is in the APC. Let’s unite. “Everyone will benefit from us working together.”

While acknowledging the need for more discussions, Abe urged the party faithful to focus on the economy for the time being.

“When the time comes, we will talk. For now, do my thing. Let’s focus on the economy. God bless you all,” he stated.

In July 2022, the former representative of the Rivers South East Senatorial District in the National Assembly left the APC in Rivers State.

However, Abe, who was the Rivers State gubernatorial candidate for the Social Democratic Party in the 2023 elections, formally announced his return to the APC in January 2024.

Abe left the APC for the SDP ahead of the 2023 elections, where he secured the party’s candidacy to contest the gubernatorial election.