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Many vying for presidency, other offices to escape insecurity, says Abe

By Ann Godwin, Port Harcourt
11 May 2022   |   3:55 am
Governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Magnus Abe, has said many are struggling to become president, governor or council chairman because outside the safety and security of government offices, life is unbearable for average Nigerian citizens.

Governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Magnus Abe, has said many are struggling to become president,  governor or council chairman because outside the safety and security of government offices,  life is unbearable for average  Nigerian citizens.

Abe stated this in Port Harcourt, yesterday, during a workshop on: “The Importance of Investment: Economic and Political Implications in Rivers State’, organised by Freedom House and Associated Advisory Services Limited.

He said: “The reason everybody is struggling to be a council chairman, president, governor is because  outside the safety  and security of government,  life is unbearable  for the  average person and so, the desire to get into government  becomes  a consuming obsession because  survival outside  of that is difficult.

“For the society to make sense, we must be able to run it in such a way that those not in government can equally get money to pay their own bills and have a good life. If everybody is able to pay their bills, train their children and all that, everybody will not struggle to be a commissioner at the same time.

“A fair government is one that serves the interest of those not in government, if you run a fair government that gives opportunity to those outside government to make a life for themselves just like those who are inside government”.

He regretted that government, which is supposed to make such ideas work for them, frustrates people who have great ideas.

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