APC Congresses: Ebonyi deputy governor cautions against undue interference
By Ruth Oginyi
The deputy governor of Ebonyi state, Barr. Kelechi Igwe, has charged stakeholders from the Ikwo local government area to avoid political interference from outside their ward in the wards congress coming up nationwide.
Igwe, who spoke during the stakeholder’s meeting of Ikwo APC held at Onuebonyi Echara, the headquarters of Ikwo local government area of the state said such political interference from one ward to another had been responsible for political violence in the past.
The deputy governor condemned the culture of negative, aggressive criticism of leaders, a trait he observed, to have become popular among Ikwo youths on social media.
He discouraged the youths from speaking ill of their leaders and to only constructively criticise them, and not resort to name-calling and insult. He said such name-calling and insults had become the order of the day.
He called the people to support the current government of the state and went on to reel out what he said the present Ebonyi state government had achieved in Ikwo local government area, which included engagement of their sons and daughters and construction of roads.
He further tasked all political office holders, whether elected or appointed, with ensuring they empowered people before they leave office. Reminding them that a day of reckoning shall come, he advised all leaders to make it a responsibility to better the lives of the masses from the salaries they earn.
In a remark, the chairman of Ikwo local government area, Elder. Stephen Orogwu, assured party faithful and stakeholders that, for the 27 positions available at the ward level and all the positions at the local government level, transparency and fairness shall be maintained.