- Governorship hopeful, Senator Magnus Abe has revealed the party he wishes to contest ahead of the 2023 election
- The senator who renounced his membership from Nigeria's ruling party has vowed to still contest the rivers state gubernatorial election in the APC
- Meanwhile, Senator Magnus debunked the rumour making rounds that he has dumped the APC for another party
Former Senator and the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Rivers state, Senator Magnus Abe, has revealed that he has not dumped the party contrary to reports in some quarters, The New Telegraph reports.
Abe, who spoke on Thursday, May 26, in Port Harcourt, the state capital in a chat with reporters, noted that he would contest the Rivers State governorship election in 2023 in the state, adding that he decided not to withdraw from the race due to his respect for the party.
“I have been receiving a lot of calls that I have left the APC; that is not true.”
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Senator Magnus vows to challenge Amaechi's aspirant
Senator Magnus but he vowed to challenge the outcome of the indirect primary mode adopted by the former minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and his cronies for the governorship primaries, while he declared that he would not just accept the outcome of any process that is not just, fair, equitable and inclusive.
“The indirect primary being conducted today (Thursday) by the former Minister of Transportation and his cronies in the APC in Rivers State clearly does not meet that standard.”
Major setback for APC as popular senator dumps party, withdraws governorship ambition
The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has been dealt with a huge blow as Senator Magnus Abe withdrew from the Rivers state governorship race and also dumped the party, The Nation reported.
Senator Abe made this known on Thursday, May 26 via his campaign support group, the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Support Vanguard (BATS-V).
As gathered by Legit.ng, the south-south coordinator of BATS-V, Tony Okocha disclosed that the 57-year-old politician will still be contesting for the governorship seat of Rivers state despite withdrawing from contesting under the APC.
2023: After resigning from PDP, Peter Obi gets crucial call to join APC
In another development, former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi, a former presidential aspirant under the platform of PDP has been invited to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The invitation came on Wednesday, May 25, less than a day after Obi tendered his resignation letter.
The invitation coincides with growing talks that Obi may join the Labour Party or the NNPP ahead of 2023.