RIVERS PEOPLE, MAINTAIN THE PEACE- WE CANNOT AFFORD POLITICAL CRISIS IN TIMES LIKE THIS
I express deep concern over the happenings in the politics of our dear Rivers State in the last 48 hours. The ongoing rift within the corridors of power in the state is extremely disheartening.
I am particularly saddened by the news of the damage of the legislative chambers of the Rivers State House of Assembly.
Political instability at this time when our people, like other Nigerians are going through gruelling economic situations, will only worsen their lots. What our people need now, are interventions that will bring succor to their daily lives, not instability.
I therefore call on all sides to this unfortunate situation to sheath their swords immediately and allow peace and the rule of law to reign.
I call on the leadership of the Rivers State House of Assembly to put the interests of the state and their constituents uppermost during this very trying times. They should be guided by the pursuit of the common good.
The legislative chambers shouldn’t be a platform for destabilisation but a place to ensure that justice is pursued and constitutional principles are adhered to.
I call on all Rivers people to pray for the state and its leaders and desist from activities that could further escalate the troubling political situation. It is said that when two elephants fight, the grass suffers. Let us therefore be temperate in our actions, utterances and emotions.
I call on the Nigeria Police to maintain neutrality and ensure the absolute protection of life and property. No life should be lost as a result of this unfortunate situation. The cost of living is already killing the living.
Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs
October 31, 2023