The Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji, has called on people in the state to shun divisive tendencies that is capable of disrupting the peace enjoyed in the polity and the state.
He also dismissed rumours of rift between the executive and legislative arms of government in the state, accusing desperate politicians of trying to cause disaffection where there was none.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Jude Chijioke Ndukwe, the Speaker insisted that the two branches of government in the state has, in the last 7 years, enjoyed a good working relationship adding that the same will be the case until the end of their tenure.
“As we head towards the 2023 elections, the Speaker has observed that desperate politicians have started plotting and seeking means to create panic and heat up the political space. This style of politics is retrogressive and would do Abians no good.
“The Speaker advises those involved in the plot to destabilise the State to desist from such acts capable of truncating the peace, unity and progress between the two Arms of Government in the state and the people of Abia at large.
“For the records, the Abia state legislature and the executive arm have both enjoyed warm and cordial relationship in the last seven years and would continue to do so till the end of the administration since this is the only way the people’s prosperity can be guaranteed. Let it be clearly stated that no amount of plot can plant any seed of discord between the two peace loving arms of Government.
“Furthermore, the Speaker would like to advise all politicians and, indeed, all citizens of Abia State to remain law abiding and shun unhelpful rumours so we can all enjoy a peaceful campaign and election period as we head toward the 2023 general elections.” the Speaker said.