Former Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District, Magnus Abe, has dumped the All Progressives Congress.
Abe disclosed this while speaking in an interview on Arise TV on Wednesday
Abe however pledged his continued support to the presidential bid of APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
He said, “I have since left the APC in Rivers State but the letter circulating round is not from me. I am still part of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s family and has no issue with him whatsoever.”
He noted that his resignation from the party does not foreclose his continued support for Tinubu. “I am a part of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s political family and I’m also part of his own family, and that is a very separate thing, from the politics of Rivers state.
The Rivers state publicity secretary of the party, Senibo Chris Finebone at a press conference in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital on Wednesday, accused Abe of conniving with the Peoples Democratic Party to destabilise the APC in the state.
Finebone noted that those from Abe’s camp who resigned from the party, were individuals who have, for the past couple of years, spoken and acted in every way to destroy the APC in Rivers State.
“Led by Abe, these persons tried all they could to factionalize our Party in the State. They connived endlessly with the governor of Rivers State and used some elements in the State Judiciary to frustrate and destroy our Party through needless litigations.
“The culmination of their evil machinations was the exclusion of Rivers APC from the ballot in 2019. Evidence exists how Senator Abe and his lieutenants broke into celebration the day the Party was excluded by the court from participating in that election due to their litigation”.
Finebone went on to allege that after 2019, “Abe continued to receive support from outside the State and persisted in undermining Rivers APC through every imaginable means principally through frivolous litigation executed through his proxies”.
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