Politicians, their supporters and members of the public taking part in this weekend’s National Assembly primaries, have been called upon to ensure that their activities throughout the duration of the exercise, do not threaten the peace and security of the Cross River state as this will be an affront on the tireless efforts of state governor, Liyel Imoke, to maintain peace and security in the state.
CR Information Commissioner, Akin Ricketts, who made the call in a statement made available to the media added that the electoral process is a wheel that spins constantly and those who understand this simple fact, can go back to the drawing board after an unsuccessful attempt and take part in another process instead of foment trouble when the outcome of the electoral process is not in their favour. “Those who lose elections and insist that all hell must be let loose are enemies of our democratic process, they had better change or the full weight of the law will visit them. There is always another chance and if we all understand this, there will be no bitterness”, he said.
The Commissioner was also particular that if youths in the state refuse to become willing tools in the hands of a few unscrupulous politicians, interested in furthering only their selfish wishes, more positives can be achieved as the democratic march continues.
While commending the peaceful nature of the process so far, Ricketts wants politicians to help ensure that the spirit of sportsmanship is at the centre of their activities and work towards complimenting the visible efforts of the Imoke administration, which has seen the governor initiate and follow-up actions that have given the democratic process in CRS, a pride of place.
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