The former Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate for Rivers State, Magnus Abe, has said the relationship between him and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Magnus Abe, is estranged at the moment.
Naija News reports that Wike, who was the former Governor of Rivers State, and Senator Abe have been at loggerheads for years over the leadership tussle in the South-South state.
Speaking in an interview with Arise News on Thursday, Abe stated that Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State is not his friend, and he does not know him very well.
Regarding the alleged rift between the FCT minister and Governor Fubara, Senator Abe disclosed that he is not in any camp and is not going to take sides.
The former Rivers Senator asserted that the interest of all politicians from the state should be the welfare of the people and not on politics and selfish interests.
He said, “First, let me make it abundantly clear I am not in any camp. The minister is my friend, although we are a bit estranged at the moment. The governor is not my friend; he has not been my friend. I really don’t know him that well. But my position as part of Rivers State is that our interest at this point shouldn’t only be on the politics and the politicians but on the interest of Rivers State.
“This is no different from what happened last time between the then-governor and the minister. We had practically the same situation, and Rivers State lost out terribly because the centre was working against the state. So, if we’re not careful, it will play out the same way.”