Don’t Heat Up The Polity, Bello Urges LG Chairmanship Polls Aspirants

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CHAIRMAN of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, Hon. Collins Bello has urged those aspiring to become local government chairmen under the PDP platform, not to heat up the polity in the area.
Bello gave the advice during a meeting of leaders, elders and ward chairmen of the party which was attended by the three chairmanship aspirants that emerged from a pre-election primary conducted for those seeking the chairmanship position of the local government council from Abavo Kingdom where the position was zoned to.
According to him, the aspirants should help to stabilise the political temperature in the area by promoting peace and unity in their consultations towards the build up to the local government council election in the state.
While saying that politics was not a do-or-die affair, he stressed the need for those seeking elective position to exercise caution by refraining from acts capable of promoting rancour and acrimony which, according to him, are inimical to the growth and sustenance of democracy.
“Do not do things that would heat up the polity; abstain from making inflammatory statements and other things that are inimical to our democratic values and norms as you go about your consultation”, Bello added, even as he reminded them that no date has been fixed for the conduct of local government election in the state.
In his remark, Chief Philip Igumbor harped on the need for the aspirants to play down the tempo of political campaigns as there was no guideline given for the conduct of the election, even as Hon. John Nwagimeje called for party discipline at all levels of the party.
Also speaking during the meeting held at the party secretariat in Agbor, Sir Tony Obuh enjoined the aspirants to caution their supporters against hate speeches, even as he stressed the need for leaders in the party to be united in the collective interest of the party.
Responding on behalf of his fellow aspirants, Barr. Victor Okoh expressed appreciation to leaders and elders of the party for the advice given to them, assuring them (leaders and elders) that they would play by the rules set by the party in their aspiration for the number one position in the local government council.