Categories: Politics

Senator Magnus Abe Joins SDP After APC Exit

A file photo of Senator Magnus Abe.

 

The former lawmaker representing Rivers South-East senatorial district, Magnus Abe, has joined the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

Senator Abe, a former member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had last week announced his non-involvement in the activities of the APC in Rivers State.

He, however, declined to disclose his new political affiliation following his exit from the APC.

In a statement on Friday, Senator Abe’s spokesperson, Parry Benson, said the former federal lawmaker has pitched his tent with the SDP.

He said the former lawmaker announced his membership of the new party in a post on his Facebook page.

“Former representative of Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe has said that he is a member of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), and very committed to the growth of internal democracy in the politics of Nigeria,” said Benson.

“Yes, I am, and I have been a member of the Social Democratic Party (SDP),” Senator Abe said in the social media post. “I remain irrevocably committed to the ideals that have driven my politics through the years.

“And we will continue to do all we can to improve internal democracy in the politics of our country and focus on the people.”

Senator Abe has, for a long time, been at loggerheads with the immediate past Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, over the leadership of the APC in Rivers State.

Last Wednesday, Senator Abe who could not get the APC governorship ticket in Rivers announced his exit from the party.

Amid the crisis in the Rivers State chapter of the party, he explained that he decided to leave the party to achieve his political ambition elsewhere.

The governorship hopeful also clarified that he did not submit a formal resignation letter to inform the party’s leadership of his exit.

He explained that according to the APC Constitution, the affiliation of any member is terminated once such an individual joins another political party.

Akinola Ajibola

Disqus Comments Loading...
Share
Published by
Akinola Ajibola
Tags: Magnus Abe SDP

Recent Posts

  • Local

Alleged N4.6bn Fraud: Court Adjourns Fani-Kayode’s Trial

In response to our enquiries, Mr Oyedepo noted that the senior lawyer is not given to frivolous adjournments and so…

5 hours ago
  • Local

Nasarawa Bombing: 37 Persons Buried So Far, Says Gov. Sule

The governor said the victims were from the State.

5 hours ago
  • Sports

Wigan Sack Toure After Just Nine Matches

Toure only agreed to a three-and-a-half-year contract at Wigan on November 29, but his disastrous reign is already over.

6 hours ago
  • Local

Alleged Defilement: Court Admits More Evidence Against Dr. Olaleye 

Dr Olaleye is facing a two-count charge of defilement and sexual assault by penetration of his wife’s 16-year-old niece.

6 hours ago
  • Politics

AtikuGate: Keyamo Seeks Court Order To Serve Court Documents Via Substituted Means On Atiku

He added that the retinue of security personnel and aides around the presidential candidate will make it difficult to access…

6 hours ago
  • Headlines

My Govt Will Be For Youths And Women, Atiku Promises

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate made the promise on Thursday at the party's campaign rally in Abakaliki, Ebonyi…

6 hours ago