By Patrick Obia
The Chairman of the Governing Board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Central Senatorial District of Cross River State, Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba SAN, CON has condemned the lingering political violence in the State, with the recent attack in Etomi community, Etung Local Government on Friday 18th January, 2019.
Sen. Victor made the plea through his Director of Media and Communication, Sunny Udeh, were he expressed sadness over the attacks which started in Calabar has escalated to other parts of the State resulting to both loss of lives and properties.
“That the same situation repeated itself in Etung and escalated into a bloody confrontation leading to the use of dangerous weapons to inflict severe bodily injuries on human beings is totally unnecessary and unacceptable, no matter the circumstances”. The statement reads in part.
He urged the parties involve to sheathe their swords from sheathing blood and give peace a chance. “Politics should be played with the fear of God and with conscience. Politics should be played with a deep sense of decorum and respect for humanity. Politics should be played within the ambit of law and order. We are a civilized people and must live and act to reflect this at all times.”
The APC Central Senatorial District Candidate however charged the security and law enforcement agencies to be proactive as well as active in the forth coming general elections adding that there should be stiff punishment for the offenders of the law.
It can be recalled that the unfortunate situation which is said to involve supporters of the APC and the PDP is alleged to have been triggered by the destruction of billboards and posters of candidates of both political parties which started in Calabar in late December 2019 and spilled over to Ikom a few weeks back.
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