From Blessing Ibunge, Port/Harcourt
Former representative of Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Sen. Magnus Abe, has said that it is evil and undemocratic for politicians to wish their opponent physical death instead of playing a progressive and prosperous politics.
The former Senator, was reacting to alleged recent publication announcing his physical and political death and burial.
Abe in a statement by his spokesperson, Parry Saroh Benson 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.
The Senator said: “This kind of burial without end has become shameful to those who conceive and imagine these negative thoughts.
Every day you bury Sen Abe in the morning, by evening you are shouting about the same man you buried in the morning and then you bury him again and again”.
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 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.
“Real people cannot bury the truth, hirelings, with real names or pseudo names cannot bury the truth”.
He rebuffed those who indulge in such lifestyle to think positively for their own good.
“Let us focus on what is real; change is always a painful process. But change must come,” Abe admonished.