Senator Magnus Abe says he did not engage in any form of anti-party activity to warrant his suspension from the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Abe who was a guest on Hardcopy, a Channels Television Current Affairs programme said it was shocking that his party, the APC, has never admitted its shortcomings in public despite series of judicial indictments.
According to him, he had not indicated interest in the governorship race in Rivers State before he was shut out by powerful forces allegedly led by the Minister of Transportation.
He said it was as a result of the decision to arm-twist him that he sacrificed everything, including his return to the Senate, to contest the governorship.
The Ogoni-born politician said he has no regret for failing to fulfill an ambition to grab the position of Deputy President of the Senate.
He however regretted that the APC at the national and state levels has continued to tolerate what he described as acts of impunity.
Abe recalled that the resolve to fight the abuse of power and the arbitrary exercise of unwholesome influence motivated those who once belonged to the PDP to join the APC, saying it was time to build strong institutions.
He gave a pass mark to the administration of Governor Nyesom Wike, saying it had done well with the construction of flyover bridges.
From every indication, Abe hasn’t given up on his penchant for attacking the Minister of Transportation who named him Secretary to Government when he served as Governor.
Saturday night, Abe spared no effort in picking several holes in the conduct of the Minister who has been his leader over the years.
But the Senator acknowledged there were signs that the party’s leadership seemed most of the time to accept the position taken by the Minister, who is generally seen as the General of the commonsense revolution.
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