From Nlessing Ibunge, Port Harcourt
Former representative of Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Sen. Magnus Abe, has described as evil and undemocratic for politicians to wish their opponent physical death instead of playing a progressive and prosperous politics.
Abe in a statement by his spokesperson, Parry Saroh Benson, in response to a recent publication, announcing his political death and burial, decried the attitude and behaviour of some politicians who are “focused on the death and burial of their political opponents instead of focusing on the progress and prosperity of the nation.”
He condemned such negative mindsets describing it as undemocratic and evil.
He recalled that some politicians of his tribe in Ogoni two years ago, allegedly carried out a funeral procession with his name on a coffin in Bori, in furtherance of their politics of hatred and bitterness.
“It got to the point where a coffin with Senator Abe was carried on live television in Bori and buried, yet Senator Abe is still here.
“The purpose of our politics should not be the burial of anyone. It should be about the progress and prosperity of our nation. I represent the truth, the truth does not die and so it can never be buried.”
“Let us focus on what is real; change is always a painful process. But change must come,” Abe admonished