Magnus Abe, a former lawmaker representing Rivers South-East senatorial district has joined the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
Abe had announced his exit from the ruling All Progressives Congress last week. At the time, he declined to disclose his new political affiliation.
However in a statement on Friday July 29 by his spokesperson Parry Benson, it was revealed that the former lawmaker has joined SDP.
Channels Television reported that Benson said;
“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.”
Abe also wrote in a Facebook post;
“Yes, I am, and I have been a member of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
“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.”
Before defecting to SDP, Abe has been at loggerheads with the immediate past Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, over the leadership of the APC in Rivers State.