By Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoa â€” The leadership of the 36 political parties in Bayelsa State yesterday warned politicians against mounting pressures on the State House of Assembly to impeach the deputy governor, Peremobowei Ebebi, over his face-off with the governor.
The party leaders asked the contending parties in the current feud to seek for truce in the interest of the young state.
The leadership of the parties said though those behind the conflict between the governor and his deputy were the aides, the state governor should be held responsible for not showing some level of maturity by seeking explanation from his deputy and attempting to settle any differences that may exist.
Chairman of the Conferen-ce of Nigerian Political Party (CNPP) in the state, Mr. Frank Oputu, said the issue of impeachment, as being advocated by some politicians, was impossible and should not be mooted to the State House of Assembly to avoid further confusion in the state.
Oputu pointed out that the conference of political parties in the state would not condone the campaign for the impeachment of the deputy governor and vowed to resist any attempt that would further throw the state into crisis.
â€œThe matter has not gone to that level and they should not try it. No impeachment should be allowed because of one manâ€™s interest.
â€œIf they try it, the people and organised political party will rise against the House of Assembly. The people will decide to recall those involved and give them sleepless night.
â€œIf the Assembly members refuse or those campaigning for the deputy governorâ€™s removal fail to stop, it means the PDP has failed and they will fail at the polls.
â€œThe existing crisis should not be allowed to be hijacked by political thugs and restless youths recently granted amnesty by the Federal Government. If the the governor and his deputy continue, the ex-militant youths in the state capital could capitalised on that and unleash mayhem,â€ he said.
The CNPP Chairman noted that investigations conduc-ted by the leadership of the conference into the crisis showed that the actions of the state governor and his deputy were being influenced by their aides.
He said the aides, in their bid to wrestle Ekeremor from the dominance of the deputy governor, provoked the crisis.
â€œAll the actions of the governorâ€™s aides will be blamed on the governor. A lot of leaders fail because ofÂ the mistakes of their followers.
â€œThe governor should not look at issues from the point of view of the aides. He should retrace his steps because the state needs development.
â€œWe are not happy with what is happening. We donâ€™t want to experience what happened in the past,â€ Oputu added.