CLO warns politicians against character assassination

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) in Anambra, has called on politicians and supporters to shun politics of character assassination in the country.

The CLO Chairman, Mr Vincent Ezekwueme, made the call in an interview with the News (ND), on Sunday in Enugu.

Ezekwueme, spoke in reaction to spate of campaign and character assassination by politicians and loyalists against their opponent’s sequel to recent political development in Imo state.

He said that: “Politicians must call their overzealous supporters to orderliness, civility, decorum, and respect for their opponents.

“Those who want respect and honour must not only respect others but ensure that their followers accord respect even to their opponents.

“CLO decry with great disdain casting aspersions on politicians by their opponents which is very rampant among the major political parties.

“Pertinently, it is antithetical to democratic tenets and principles and also a threat to our democracy’’.

The activist urged politicians to adopt the zoning system formulated by previous leaders, to give the people a sense of belonging.

“It is only a sense of belonging and justice that can guarantee peace, unity, progress and rapid socio-economic development of the country,’’ he added.

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