Following the misunderstanding between the Abia State government and the state chapter of the Labour Party over the use of the Ngwa High School, Aba, for it rally, the Labour Party haf signed an undertaking to maintain decorum during the events.
The Presidential candidate for this party, Mr. Peter Obi, billed to attend the rally on Thursday 10th of November where Dr. Alex Otti, the governorship candidate will present his manifesto.
The Abia state government had signed a letter. This letter was signed by the Commissioner for Post Basic Education, Chief Israel Mark. He admonished the party to change the date of the rally. Alternatively, they could seek another venue for the events as the school will be in session during the rally.
The government mentioned that the time fixed for the rally will interfere with academic activities at the school. He added that the state would be setting a bad precedent by making the school teachers and children go home because of a political rally. This he added could predispose school properties to vandalization.
However, the Media assistant of Labour Party, Mr. Ferdinand Ekeoma told reporters that they’ll be no school activities at Ngwa High School as the school is on Mid-term break. He accused the State Government of trying to frustrate the rally.
Our sources gathered that the state leadership of the party had met with the Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Mohammed Bala ,and signed an undertaking to maintain peace at the rally in Aba.
In a letter addressed to the Commissioner of Police and signed by the Abia State chairman of the Labour Party, Hon. Ceekay Igara, the party pledged to maintain peace and good conduct during the rally.
“Sequel to the meeting held with the Labour Party Leaders and the Commissioner of Police Abia State Command on Wednesday, 09/11/2022 and the resolution agreed upon, we hereby resolve to maintain peace and good conducts all through the duration of our campaign rally at Ngwa High School Aba on Thursday, 10th November, 2022,” the letter read in part