Former Senator representing Rivers Southeast Senatorial District, Magnus Abe, has lamented over what he described as “miseries, humiliations and attacks” he has allegedly suffered in his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Abe stated that despite having to put his life on the line to birth the party in Rivers State, he was being humiliated by the same party.
In a lengthy statement he shared on Facebook on Tuesday, the former senator also claimed that he was facing oppression at the hands of the friend (name not disclosed), for whose sake he wept on the floor of the Senate.
It is suspect that the Abe was referring to Rotimi Amaechi, a former Rivers governor and leader of APC in the state and South-south zone, who he has been at loggerheads with.
“I have chosen not to be bitter towards anyone and not to teach bitterness to anyone. I know that if I teach people that Mr. A is the source of every failure and poverty, I will absolve myself and those I teach of all responsibility for whatever challenges and the difficulties that they are going through, then I can be a super leader, because I have provided a convenient scapegoat and I can absolve myself from scrutiny responsibility,” he wrote.
“Rather than tell my supporters of all the miseries, humiliations and attacks that have been my lot in the APC, the party that we put our lives on the line to birth in Rivers State, rather than tell them about the oppression I am facing at the hands of the friend for whose sake I wept on the floor of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I tell them that their life is their responsibility and that no man can alter their destinies. It is our responsibility to identify what we want, where we need to be and how we can get there. I tell them to come and let us move mountains, if need be.
“We will enjoy our journey, as challenging as it may be and we will not just travel hopefully, but we will get there. I do not know your destination, but I know that the ultimate objective of bitterness is violence. No amount of violence can help you, if you do not know where you are going.”
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