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HON. BELLO URGE LG POLLS ASPIRANTS NOT TO HEAT UP POLITY

The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ika South Chapter, Hon. Collins Bello, has warned aspirants gearing up for the Local Government Council election not to heat up the polity in Ika South. He made the call during an emergency meeting of the party held at the party secretariat on Thursday, September 14, 2017 to address the illegalities observed regarding political campaign amongst the aspirants.
Speaking, Hon. Bello frowned at a certain text message being sent across some party members insinuating that a particular aspirant has been endorsed as the flag bearer for the chairmanship seat of the council election, saying that such message pose illegality to undermine the integrity of the party.
According to him, “We are doing our best to play down the tension of the election and that was the reason behind zoning of the chairmanship seat to Abavo to allow fairness in the leadership of the council has been considered as a welcome development.
“But for an individual to have sent probably a campaign message on a false ground is not tenable as it is capable of heating up the polity. Therefore, I want to at this Juncture appeal to all aspirants to be cool headed as the election is not a do or die affair.”
Speaking further, Hon. Bello said the party has assured a free and fair level playing ground for the election hence, all aspirants under the platform of PDP particularly the shortlisted aspirant from Abavo among who are Hon. John Emenim, Barrister Victor Okoh and Mr. Cosmos Igbenegu to call their followers to order.
He concluded by reminding leaders of the party that they are not to endorse any aspirant as the party will be properly guided for the election to be done in the interest of the masses.
Bello’s speech was corroborated by the chairman of the party’s disciplinary committee, Chief Philip Igumbor, Hon. John Nwagimeji, Elder Sam Nwa-Igumbor and Sir Tony Obuh who in their separate input urged the aspirants not to disorganize the party through needless comments or actions.
Responding on behalf of other aspirants present at the meeting, Barrister Victor Okoh affirmed that they are brothers and would never direct any of their followers to send any message capable of undermining the party. However, he promised that they will remain guided by the party rules while they anticipate getting the mandate to deliver selfless service to the people.

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