ABAKALIKI – The Ebonyi State House of Assembly on Friday urged politicians in the state and country to exercise self-restraint in conducting their political activities, to avoid heating up the polity.
Political activities are gaining momentum in the state due to aftermath of the impeachment saga that rocked the assembly, zoning of the gubernatorial seat and quest for party nomination.
Chief Odefa Obasi, (PDP-Onicha West) moved a motion during the plenary, urging the house to warn politicians on dangers of unguarded comments and unwholesome political activities.
“The country is about entering into a new democratic dispensation as flurry of activities have commenced in preparation to the 2015 general elections. [eap_ad_2] “The country is presently battling with the control of Ebola Virus Disease and insurgency in the North-East zone, so heating up the polity politically would create additional problems,” he said.
Odefa warned politicians against derailing the prevailing peace and overall development in the state for their selfish gains.
“Political parties are presently outlining their various guidelines which should make politicians wait for the appropriate time before embarking on political activities.
“I hereby urge the house to enjoin politicians in the state not to distract the present administration in its quest to fulfill its electoral promises before its terminal period,” he said.
Supporting the motion, Mr Chike Ogiji (PDP-Ikwo South) said it did not seek to restrict individual’s right of association and political consultations but its operation with decorum.
“Politicians must realise that power comes from God and cannot be gotten through violence, force and other ways that endanger public peace and tranquility,” he said.
Members took turns during the plenary to comment on the motion, noting that heating the polity would affect the infrastructure and economic strides of the state government.
The House Speaker, Mr Chukwuma Nwzunku, commended the members for their thoughtfulness, noting that the electorate deserved a peaceful atmosphere to exercise their franchise. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]