Elechi lists qual­i­ties of suc­ces­sor

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Nabob Og­bonna, Abaka­liki

Gover­nor of Ebonyi State, Chief Martin Elechi yes­ter­day said his suc­ces­sor would be one who is tol­er­ant of the op­po­si­tion and their ac­tiv­i­ties.

Elechi made this known yes­ter­day dur­ing a spe­cial church ser­vice to mark this year’s 2014 Easter cel­e­bra­tion at the Govern­ment House, Chapel, Abaka­liki.

He said, “it re­minds me of some­one who ap­proached me some­time last year for rea­son of mak­ing a par­tic­u­lar per­son to be my suc­ces­sor in 2015,and I said to him, well it is for the elec­torates to choose but if you ask me I will not sup­port that per­son.

“Rea­son is that he can­not tol­er­ate op­po­si­tion, here they op­pose wrongly, they don’t make con­struc­tive op­po­si­tional state­ment, they are all out to con­demn, to de­stroy but in spite of that we must tol­er­ate the op­po­si­tion”, he stated.

He also gave ex­am­ple of the Is­raelites who he said af­ter the holo­caust, did not try to re­venge but used the in­ci­dent to be pro­pelled to seek for a bet­ter to­mor­row.

While call­ing on in­di­vid­u­als to de­velop ‘such for­giv­ing spirit’, Elechi main­tained that judg­ing from the present state such is the uni­ver­sal rem­edy to make Nigeria at­tain its glory be­yond her 100 years as one united in­de­pen­dent coun­try.

“We can make the dif­fer­ence, we can get to a place higher than that if we can for­give and tol­er­ate one an­other and fo­cus on the fu­ture, and this mes­sage goes to us the po­lit­i­cal class,” he ex­plained.

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