– Senator Magnus Abe has reacted to reports that claimed he defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party
– Magnus is the lawmaker representing Rivers East senatorial district in the Senate
– His ambition for the governorship seat of the state on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress has been met with obstacles
The senator representing Rivers East senatorial district in the upper chamber, Senator Magnus Abe, has denied resigning his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). According to Punch, the senator denied some online reports of his defection in a chat with its correspondent. Legit.ng gathers that Abe-led APC faction in the state has been in a supremacy battle with the Rotimi Amaechi-led faction over the governorship ticket of the ruling party.
Amaechi is the immediate former governor of the state and Nigeria’s minister of transportation. Recall that the faction led by Senator Abe held an indirect governorship primary election, which he emerged as winner, while the Amaechi-led faction had a direct primary that produced Tonye Cole as candidate.
Abe said: “I am sure you are all aware of the current decision of the NWC of our party which accepted the report that returned Tonye Cole elected, based on the indirect primary conducted in the state. “The battle has just begun. The party has set up an appeal. We will take advantage of the appeal panel and forward our case.”