Ebonyi cautions politicians on violence during council polls

Martin Elechi

The Ebonyi State Government announced on Thursday that it has uncovered plots by some politicians in the state to cause mayhem during the Local Government Council elections next year.

The State’s Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Chike Onwe, made the disclosure in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the weekly Executive Council Meeting.

He said security reports revealed that some politicians were planning to hijack and unleash mayhem during the council polls in the state. According to him, government will deal decisively with anyone who creates confusion, anarchy, violence or chaos of any type.

“Security operatives in the state should wade in and nip the situation in the bud while political office holders should caution their supporters and followers against any act that would disrupt the peace in the state,” he said.

He advised politicians in the state to eschew politics of violence and bitterness and to pursue their ambition peacefully.

On the Federal Government’s Good Governance Tour, Mr. Onwe disclosed that a high-powered government committee had been set up to oversee the tour.

“The tour will be a vista for the world to appreciate government’s contributions to alleviating the sufferings of the people,” he said.

Meanwhile, members of the Executive Council at the meeting decided that all policies and programmes formulated by the three tiers of government in the state should affect sports development at the grassroots.

The government noted that the decision would encourage the young ones to participate in sporting activities that would enable them to develop disciplined minds.

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