Senator Abe announces his return to APC and reconciliation with Wike

Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, who represented Rivers South East Senatorial District in the 9th National Assembly, has announced his return to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Abe, who was the Social Democratic Party (SDP) gubernatorial candidate in the 2023 election, also announced his reconciliation with his friend and FCT minister Nyesom Wike.

In the announcement, which was contained in a press release signed by his media aide Parry Benson and circulated on Thursday, the former Rivers State Government Secretary, SSG, said he remained a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). in Rivers. He indicated that that was his house.

The statement quotes Abe as saying in a post on his Facebook account titled “I have made peace with the FCT Minister and former Governor of Rivers State” that his decision for true reconciliation would allow the APC in Rivers State to beneficiary of the peaceful reunification and reintegration process.

“I have made peace with the Honorable Minister of the FCT and former Governor of Rivers State. “I accompanied him to Chief Tony Okocha’s Thanksgiving Day to show my commitment to ending the divisions in our party.”

“I want to publicly thank the Minister; he could have behaved like other politicians, made peace with me and still encouraged me, Tony and others to keep fighting (you bring Magnus in the morning through one door, then you bring Tony in the afternoon through the other door). But his style is direct, truthful and sincere, and he will create a united team.

“Internal disagreements have ended forever because the oxygen for conflict has been extinguished.

“It may take a little time, but the end result is that all those who are with us and who sincerely wish us well will go with us and walk the path of unity because we all know it is the right path to follow,” the statement said. partly.

The Senator thanked Chief Tony Okocha for the warm reception he received and reiterated: “My home is in the APC; Therefore, let us unite as everyone will benefit from us working together.”

He stressed the need to address the economy and support the government of President Bola Tinubu to succeed for the benefit of all Nigerians.

Senator Abe, Chief Okocha and former Rivers State Governor Wike have been long-standing political friends, dating back to their days in the Rotimi Amaechi administration.

But political interests in the last general elections confronted them and made them seek the realization of their ambitions under different political platforms.

While Abe took his gubernatorial ambitions to the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Okocha remained with the All Progressives Congress (APC), leading Bola Tinubu’s presidential campaign, while Wike remained with the PDP while giving a chance to The presidency. .

But he and Wike, who attended Chief Okocha’s Thanksgiving last Sunday, signaled a possible reconciliation, which Abe’s announcement has just confirmed.