Frontline former Militant Leader and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congtess (APC) in Bayelsa State, Comrade Eris Paul has charged his colleagues and former Militant leaders to partner with the Governor-elect, Chief David Lyon on ways to move the state forward on the path of peace, security, development and progress rather than jostling for juicy political appointments.
Eris Paul who is also known as Ogunboss, said though he personally does not need a political appointment to affirm his service to the party or brotherliness with the Governor-elect, Chief David Lyon, but to contribute his quota to enhance good governance and make Lyon succeed.
He urged ex-agitators in the state to form partnership with the governor-elect on all inclusive project “monitoring committees”, that will grade class, quality of infrastructure & acceptable standards of projects to compete with other cities of the developed world.
Ogunboss, in a statement issued in Yenagoa, stated that though everyone share a uniqueness in the part they play in politics and the healing of society as ex-agitators.
”Whatever choices you make, if we can’t ponder on how to lighten the burdens of our people without the expectation of receiving anything in return, it makes you incomplete on your claim as an ex-agitator”.
“The shame I can’t share is our backwardness as a state in terms of development, if we are not careful of our feelings or the hustle for self-lifting political appointments, we will lose your respect from the people”.
“I don’t need an appointment to prove that the governor-elect is my friend or brother, or as a way of showing that i have served the party under unbearable circumstances for years without complains. I think my own self-realization should be the greatest service I should render to Bayelsa considering the underdevelopment we been facing in the years”
“There is no success in any government except the one you build. And now that we have built one, this is the other stage of crucial revision to bring ideas on how the government can do well for it’s people than seeking for early political appointments”.
Ogunboss called on the Governor-elect, Chief David Lyon not to consider any ex-agitator for any political appointment, “except on elective positions where he or she can test his popularity by the people’s votes. Go and test your popularity in the field, fortune is on the side of those who had served their people”.
“If you ask me what I came to do in the world, I will tell you, “I am an artist, & I came to live out my own mark on the earth”.