The On-line Media Publishers, has on Tuesday, condemned the try by the Abia State Authorities to gag the Media.
This was made recognized by Comrade Ugochukwu Nwankwo, Chairman, Abia On-line Media Publishers.
The assertion learn in full:
The World Over and in all Democracies throughout the globe, constructive criticism is an integral a part of governance.
Opposition parts are there to remind the federal government in energy that there’s an alternate construction ready to seize their stool, ought to they fail to ship on the mandate given by the individuals.
Thus, each visionary and progressive authorities that really desires to succeed, often courts and improves on the loopholes magnified by her critics, as a result of today and in our clime, some individuals across the man in energy solely sing praises, with a purpose to curry favour.
It’s on this word that the Abia On-line Media Publishers Organisation, the umbrella physique of all bloggers and on-line media practitioners in Abia State, condemns in robust phrases the current audio recording of an intimidating telephone name allegedly made to an Abian, by Erondu Uchenna Erondu Jnr, one of many Aides to the Governor of Abia State, threatening Fireplace and Brimstone, spitting fireplace and elevating hell on how he’ll so take care of the younger man, if he dares to criticize the Authorities of Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu.
That telephone name, the place within the Governor’s Aide boasted of the many individuals he has handled, and threatening to place the younger man away, if he dares to train his freedom of speech, is the peak of barbarism and an exhibition of energy drunkenness that needs to be condemned by each properly which means Abian, as a result of it’ll quantity to setting a mistaken priority which will set off a breakdown of legislation and order within the State.
That mentioned, we additionally advise opposition parts and critics to be constructive of their strategy, if really the motive is within the general good of the State.
We name on the Governor of Abia State, to name this explicit Aide and his cohorts to order, and likewise be cautious of the character of the people he places in positions of belief, on behalf of our individuals.
None of us is extra Abian than the opposite, and we’re often known as a peaceable individuals, and subsequently, can’t afford to permit our State degenerate right into a society bereft of civility and peaceable coexistence.
Sufficient of this harassment, intimidation, and maiming of presidency critics in Abia State.
We’ve confidence that the Governor has the capability to nip this ugly development in its bud now.
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Lengthy Stay Abia State
Lengthy Stay The Federal Republic of Nigeria.