Elechi lists qualities of successor
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.