2023: Huge Loss for Tinubu as APC Chairman, Strong Chieftains Dump Ruling Party in South-South State

2023: Huge Loss for Tinubu as APC Chairman, Strong Chieftains Dump Ruling Party in South-South State

  • The chances of Bola Tinubu in the forthcoming general elections are threatened by the defection of strong APC members in key states
  • Interestingly, some of the members are leaving based on personal interests that do not align with the party's leadership in recent times
  • Meanwhile, the Rivers state APC foundation is shaky following a series of defections rocking the party in recent days

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in ward 16, Obio/Akpor LGA of Rivers State, Achinike Owhomka, led other APC stalwarts to join the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

On Saturday, November 19, they declared for SDP at Freedom House, Senator Magnus Abe’s political office in GRA, Port Harcourt, and were received and capped by the gubernatorial candidate of the party, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe.

APC, Rivers state, Senator Magnus Abe, Bola Tinubu, 2023 general elections
APC members dump ruling party, joins SDP in Rivers state. Photo credit: Rivers Mirror
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The defectors give reason

They said having realized that Senator Magnus Abe is the best gubernatorial candidate in the race, it is only fair that all Rivers people should join hands with him to win the 2023 election in the state and offer good governance for the benefit of all, Rivers Mirror reported.

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Senator Abe said they would be given equal opportunity in the party and be allowed to demonstrate their genius as SDP marches inexorably to the Brick House in 2023.

2023: Atiku’s presidential bid faces huge threat as former NLC chairman, elder dumps PDP, joins another party

The crisis in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party has continued to affect the party's chances in the forthcoming general elections.

This is as major stakeholders o the party have defected to other parties in recent times, a development that might threaten the chances of Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 presidential election.

In the buildup of the polls, Senator Magnus Abe, a former chieftain of the ruling has announced All Progressives Congress (APC), and now a chieftain of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has received a new member into its fold.

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Rivers APC crisis heightens as Senator Magnus Abe dumps party

Meanwhile, Legit.ng recalls that the crisis in the Rivers APC made Senator Magnus Abe dump the party.

The former lawmaker made his decision known on Wednesday, July 20, via a statement issued by his spokesperson, Parry Benson. Senator Abe, however, noted his undoubted loyalty to the party's presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, stating that he will remain loyal and supportive of his course to becoming the president of Nigeria in 2023.

Abe went on to pick the governorship ticket of the SDP in Rivers state.

Source: Legit.ng

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