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Defector: Magnus Abe speaks on concerns over creating political unrest in APC

Rivers State politician, Senator Magnus Abe, has dismissed speculation that his defection from the Social Democratic Party (SDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) would cause friction.

Abe, who left the APC for the SDP ahead of the 2023 general elections, said he is back with the APC to amplify the good things President Bola Tinubu is doing in the country.

Speaking to journalists in Port-Harcourt on Thursday, Abe expressed concern over possible infighting within the APC and debunked speculation that his move would trigger political unrest in the Rivers APC.

Abe noted that he has a cordial relationship with the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the APC in Rivers State, Tony Okocha.

He said: “I believe that the responsibility of bringing about peace in the party is the responsibility of all of us who are members of the party, regardless of what position we hold or do not hold.

“Tony Okocha, as everyone knows, is a member of our team. And if he is chairman of the party today, by decision of the national party, then so be it.

“But we are not in the APC because of any particular individual. We are in the APC because we are founding members of this party, and we are supporters of the president's base.

“And we believe it is right for us to be in the party to continue to give full support to the president's development agenda.

“Tony Okocha is part of our team, he has been part of the APC in this state from its inception until today.

“By now, everyone who is part of the APC should have learned something about how to make the party work.

“So we come in with an open mind, ready to work with everyone within the party.

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“I believe that anyone who is genuinely interested in the progress of the APC should be willing to make the party work for all.”

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