The senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has declared that having ambition based on a track record of service and sacrifice, is not treason in the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Abe, who made the call while speaking at a reception organized in his honour by his friends and associates at Obuama Community in Degema Local Government Area of the State, insisted that nobody will be hanged for having ambition in the party.
He said, “Ambition is not treason. Ambition that is based on a track record of service, of sacrifice, of dedication to the course of Rivers State cannot be treason in APC, and nobody will be hanged for it.”
The senator called on the people of Kalabari Kingdom to work for the common good of the state, as Nigerians prepare for the 2019 general elections and advised them not to allow themselves to be deceived by any individual.
He stated that for the people to travel far and achieve success in any venture; they must travel together and forge a common front, stressing that embarking on a journey without the help of others may be counterproductive.
The senator said, “My message here is a very small message for my Kalabari brothers and sisters. What I have to say to you is this, be ye not deceived. Let us not allow anybody to deceive us. There is a saying that if you want to travel fast, travel alone but if you want to travel far, travel together.
“To my brothers and sisters in Kalabari-land, I say to you clearly and unambiguously, we have to travel together so we can travel far. If anybody deceive us to travel fast and travel alone, we may travel very fast but we will not travel far. To travel far we have to travel together.”
Abe, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on FERMA, urged the people of Kalabari to be interested in the future of Rivers State by ensuring that their opinions are heard on issues that affects the well-being of the state.
He said, “I have said that I and every other reasonable man, woman and even children should be interested in the future of Rivers State. It is our heritage, it is our home, it is our inheritance, it is where our bones shall be interred, this is where they will bury us when we die. It is our own place.”
“Therefore when it comes to discussing the issues of Rivers State all of us must have a voice, all of us must have an opinion and nobody no matter how powerful, no matter how wealthy and is so big that it is only his or her own voice that will count. And no Rivers man is so insignificant that your own voice and your own opinion will not matter in that discussion about Rivers State.”
Earlier, Senator Magnus Abe paid a courtesy call on the traditional ruler of Obu-Ama, HRH Odibo Tom Big-Harry.