Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, has urged all the aggrieved members of the All Progressive Congress Party (APC) in Rivers State to reconcile between one and another and embrace peace.
Saraki gave the advice yesterday in Port Harcourt while speaking at a victory thanksgiving/reception by federal and state lawmakers elected on the platform of the APC in Rivers State.
The thanksgiving/ reception was attended by members of the National Assembly, serving and former governors, including Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and his Imo State counterpart, Chief Rochas Anayo Okorocha.
The senate President stated that time has come for all APC members in Rivers State to forgive one another and work towards total reconciliation and peace.
He charged chairman of the party in the state, Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, to set the ball rolling by initiating a peace process where all the aggrieved party members will reconcile between one another and embrace peace.
Saraki said, “We want all the APC members in Rivers State to call for peace and reconciliation. What is wrong is wrong. We want peace in Rivers State and we want peace to reign in the State chapter of the party.”
The senate President commended the senator representing Rivers South-East district in thr National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, for his humility and peaceful disposition saying that the presence of senators and other personalities at the event is a clear testimony of Abe’s humility.
He said, “The presence of Senators from across the country as well as other dignitaries at the reception shows that Abe is a very humble person. Abe work very hard for the party. If not for Magnus Abe somebody will not be in the cabinet today. You are a very loyal and courageous person.”
In his remarks, Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike in his remark called on Abe and other top politicians in position of authority from the state to work for the interest of the State irrespective of their party affiliations.
Responding on behalf of the APC lawmakers, Senator Magnus Abe, said the future of Rivers State is everybody’s common destiny and called on the leaders of the party in the state to slow down in their actions that is capable of causing disaffection in the party and work towards the promotion of peace and unity.