Senator Magnus Abe Reconciles with Minister Nyesom Wike, Returns to APC in Rivers State

Senator Magnus Abe reconciles with Minister Nyesom Wike, ending their long-standing feud, and returns to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The move aims to promote unity within the party and pave the way for other aggrieved members to return.

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Senator Magnus Abe Reconciles with Minister Nyesom Wike, Returns to APC in Rivers State

Senator Magnus Abe Reconciles with Minister Nyesom Wike, Returns to APC in Rivers State

Senator Magnus Abe, a former governorship candidate of theSocial Democratic Party (SDP)in Rivers State, has publicly announced his reconciliation with the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, and his return to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The move aims to promote unity within the party and put an end to their long-standing feud.

Why this matters: Thisreconciliation is significant for the APC's prospects in Rivers State, as it brings together two influential figures and paves the way for other aggrieved members to return to the party fold. A united APC in Rivers State could have a substantial impact on the party's performance in future elections and the state's political landscape.

Abe, who had previously left the APC to contest the 2023 governorship election under the SDP, confirmed the development through a post on his verified Facebook page on Thursday. He emphasized his commitment to ending the rift within the party, stating, "I have made peace with the Honourable Minister of the FCT and former governor of Rivers State."

The reconciliation was further demonstrated when Abe accompanied Wike to Chief Tony Okocha's thanksgiving ceremony last weekend. Chief Okocha is the chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee in Rivers State. Abe described his attendance as "showing that my commitment to end the rift in our party is total."

In his statement, Abe commended Wike's approach to resolving the conflict, saying, "I want to publicly thank the minister... his style is direct, truthful, and sincere, and it will create a united team." He expressed his belief that the APC in Rivers State would benefit from the process of peaceful reunification and reintegration.

The former lawmaker acknowledged that while it might take time, the result would be a united front. "The disagreements within is over and done for good, because the oxygen for conflict has been extinguished," Abe stated. He emphasized that all those who sincerely wish them well will go with them and tow the path of unity because they all know that it is the right way to go.

Abe's decision to return to the APC is seen as a significant step towards mending the cracks within the party in Rivers State. It is expected to pave the way for further reconciliation of other aggrieved members who either left or stayed away from party activities as a result of the internal conflicts.

Thereconciliationbetween Abe and Wike comes at a pivotal time for the APC in Rivers State. With the 2023 general elections concluded and the party looking to strengthen its position, the unity and cooperation of key figures like Abe and Wike are crucial for the party's future success. As Abe himself stated,"My home is in the APC. Let us come together. Everyone will benefit from us working together."

Key Takeaways

  • Senator Magnus Abe reconciles with Minister Nyesom Wike, returns to APC.
  • The move aims to promote unity within the party and end their long-standing feud.
  • Abe confirms reconciliation on Facebook, attends Wike's event, and praises his approach.
  • The reconciliation is expected to pave the way for other aggrieved members to return to the APC.
  • The unity of Abe and Wike is crucial for the APC's future success in Rivers State.