A former governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Abe, has officially announced his defection to Social Democratic Party (SDP).
This is coming after the lawmaker last week, denied authoring a viral letter alleging his resignation from the All Progressive Congress (APC). Though, he claimed to have left the party for long.
Abe while denying the purported resignation letter said, “I didn’t author the purported resignation letter in circulation but everybody knows I had long left the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State. The Party does not have what it takes to win elections in the state.”
Recall that the former representative of the Rivers Southeast senatorial district at the National Assembly, had informed his supporters early this month that his name will be on the ballot despite losing out of his former party’s gubernatorial primary.
However, while announcing his defection to Social Democratic Party in a statement posted on his official Facebook page, Abe claimed that he has been a member of the party and will remain irrevocably committed to the ideals that have driven his politics through the years.
He said, “Yes I am and I have been a member of the social Democratic Party SDP. I remain irrevocably committed to the ideals that have driven my politics through the years.
We will continue to do all we can to improve internal democracy in the politics of our country and focus on the people.
Abe has been in a running battle with the former minister of transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi over the soul of APC in the state.
Amaechi was accused of influencing the party’s primaries which produced his ally and business mogul, Tonye Cole as governorship candidate of APC in the state against the wish of party members.