Suppressed Political Space Is Bad For SMEs -LP Legislative Candidate

Moses Nwite

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The Labour Party Candidate contesting for House of Representatives for Abakaliki/Izzi Federal Constituency, Dr Ezeh Emmanuel has condemned the destruction of his Campaign billboard situated in the State capital.
Dr Ezeh gave this information while reacting before Journalists on the the recent destruction of his campaign materials.
This was contained in the statement issued by the Director, Media and Publicity of Immaculate Grassroot Movement in Abakaliki the State capital.
Ezeh said: “We have noticed with utmost dismay how the campaign billboard of Dr Ezeh Emmanuel Ezeh  at Ishieke junction was destroyed and sliced into pieces. Our posters have also been deliberately torn or defaced by these agents of darkness. This is the height of provocation and we can no longer keep silent”
“These actions are, to say the least, barbaric and the height of cowardice! They reaffirm the urgency of noblemen and women joining politics instead of leaving it for dregs, shenanigans and scallywags in the societyHe said.
Ezeh is a dazzling light, divinely appointed for a breath of fresh air in Abakaliki/Izzi Federal Constituency and no amount of intimidation can stop him”
The Candidate said he has been consistent with issue-based/violence-free campaigns and would resiliently continue in this path of honour until victory comes.
We are by this press release calling on relevant security agencies to take notice of these unwarranted provocations and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book, “ he urged.
We are not cowards. We are responsible citizens who are sensitive to the rights of others. Dr Ezeh Emmanuel Ezeh shall never give up his sanity to join anyone in the mud. But he would not also hesitate to use every legal means available to take on anyone who wouldn’t allow him a breathing space, “ he informed.
He said there was need for Ebonyi State Government to also look at the economic implications of allowing a suppressed and suffocating sociopolitical space in which MSMEs in various sectors (such as food sellers, water vendors, graphic designers, printers, tailors, etc) were denied benefit of increased economic activities that goes with electioneering period.

 

Lateefah Ibrahim

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