(By Chris K. Amadi) -The senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has called on members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to unite and work towards the success of the party in the 2019 general elections.

He said members of the party need one another to overcome the emergent challenges, insisting that the current acrimony and division in the party will not help them achieve their common goal.

A statement issued by Parry Saroh Benson, the senator’s spokesperson indicated that Abe was speaking on Friday at the inauguration of the State Executives and Local Government Coordinators of the National Coalition of APC Support Group in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

The Senator, who was represented by the member representing Tai Constituency in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Mathew Dike, advocated for the inclusion of more youths in the affairs of the party as a way of encouraging and preparing them to take up leadership positions.

He said, “if we must succeed, we must bury the hatchet. We should come together as a family; we should see ourselves as our brother’s keeper. We should also know what can make us win because there are parameters to electioneering victory; it is not in the name, it is in the character you sell to the people”.

Speaking at the event, National Publicity Secretary of the group, Samuel Atasia-Oburu expressed concern over the non-existence of a functional website where activities of the party can be easily accessed.

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