The Chairman of the Interim Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Tony Okocha, has reacted to Senator Magnus Abe’s decision to return to the party.
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.
The former senator also promised to mobilize his supporters for the party in the state.
Speaking on the development, Okocha welcomed Abe's return, stating that the former senator was one of the founding fathers of the APC in Rivers State.
According to him, however, he does not think it is right that Abe left the party, whatever happened initially, but now that he is back, he is fully welcome.
He added that the more the merrier for the party as “what makes a party fat is not a single individual but a whole lot of people,” promising that the APC would work with Abe as he has decided to return to the APC after his foray into the SDP.
“I can say that without any fear or contradiction, but whatever happened is not new. We are known to be against an unyielding government or leadership of the party, but I did not think it was right to leave the party.
“But he may have left to pursue his visions under the SDP, if he is looking for a retreat, we welcome him with all our chests and will work with him.
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“I don't think that in today's politics one head is bigger than 10, every individual over 18 years old can vote, and I am not willing to sacrifice one person for 10, but if someone really wants to return, don't destroy the party, we accept that,” Okocha said.