A former legislator representing the Southeast Rivers Senate District in the 7th and 8th Senate, Magnus Abe, has shouted for what he described as “miseries, humiliations and attacks” that he allegedly suffers in his party, the Congress of All APC progressives.
Abe said he and others risked their lives to give birth to the party at Rivers State.
The former legislator and aspiring governor also declared that he was facing oppression at the hands of his friend.
Abe made his statements in a statement he shared on Facebook on Tuesday and said: “I have chosen not to be bitter with anyone and not to teach anyone bitterness.” I know that if I teach people that Mr. A is the source of all failures and poverty, I will absolve myself and those whom I teach with all responsibility for the challenges and difficulties they face, then I can be a super leader, because I have provided a convenient scapegoat and can absolve myself of the responsibility of scrutiny.
“Whether South African leaders tell their people that it is the fault of foreigners who are poor or white in the United States that they say that Mexicans and immigrants will come to steal their country, the end result is always the same: bitterness , violence, misery, failure and more poverty.
“In my world, bitterness towards anyone is a sign of failure. It means that you admit that the other person has the power to make your life. No one has that power over my life.
“Instead of telling my followers of all the miseries, humiliations and attacks that have been my luck at the APC, the party in which we risk our lives in the state of Rivers, instead of telling them about the oppression I am facing in The hands of the friend for whose good I cried on the floor of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I tell you that your life is your responsibility and that no man can alter his destinies. It is our responsibility to identify what we want, where we should be and how we can get there. I tell you to come and let us move mountains, if necessary.
“We will enjoy our trip, no matter how challenging, and not only will we travel with hope, but we will get there. I don’t know your destiny, but I know that the ultimate goal of bitterness is violence. No amount of violence can help you, if you don’t know where you’re going. ”
Abe, former Secretary of the Rivers State Government (SSG), when Amaechi was governor, also recalled how a friend sent him a quote from Robert Louis Stevenson, stating that life is not a matter of having good cards, but of playing bad hand well.
He said: “No matter what someone else has done, we must begin any honest and meaningful evaluation with ourselves. What did I do, what did I do and most importantly, what can I do better?
“Examining yourself honestly is not an automatic admission of failure; It is rather an opportunity to improve. Money is important, but leaders should not be judged just for how much money they can give. ”
He also stated that he believes that inspiring people and motivating them to reach their own interior and not focusing on anyone else would give them the will to examine themselves and their leadership in areas where action or inaction could be reviewed and improved.
He noted that such a leadership model was difficult, did not have the task and could not provide the leaders with docile followers, who would do what the leaders asked, but would provide them with committed partners, who would understand exactly what was at stake.
“They (the followers) cannot blame him (the leader) or blame anyone else, because they understand exactly where they are going, why it is important to go there and know that it is their responsibility to get there.
“The leadership that emphasizes individual responsibility is tedious and painful, but ultimately has the possibility of achieving what bitterness and the scapegoat that others will never achieve.
“It can really help move society in the direction of unity, peace, progress and prosperity. We must all realize our fallibility and the fact that no matter how good we are, we can be better and no matter how well we have done it, we can still do better. ”