The member representing Ndokwa East in the Delta State House of Assembly, Mr. Friday Osanebi, has advised politicians to desist from making inflammatory comments capable of jeopardizing smooth and acceptable general elections.
Osanebi, who spoke in Beneku during the distribution of cars, motorcycles, hair dressing machines and other items to people of his constituency as part of his empowerment programmes, said such statements could over heat the polity and create avoidable tension.
He also reminded politicians that their individual ambitions are subordinate to national interest.
He said: “Nigeria must exist as a nation first, before we could pursue our individual ambitions.”
He, therefore, advised those fanning the embers of war and disunity to have a rethink, saying “we have more to gain by staying united.”
He reiterated that politics was a call for service and not a platform to cause disaffection among citizens.
According to Osanebi, election is not a do-or-die affair and “we should know that only one political seat could be vacant at a time.”
He posited that governance was a collective responsibility between the governed and the government.