Commissioner Preaches Non-Violence In Bonny


The need for peace and unity amongst politicians in Bonny Local Government Area has been underscored by the Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Mr Rudaford LongJohn.
Speaking when he played host to the Rivers State House of Assembly members who were in Bonny Town to commiserate with their colleague, Hon Abinye Pepple over the demise of his mother, LongJohn said it was only through unity that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can dislodge the remnants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the area.
LongJohn who was former Chairman of Bonny Local Government Area harped on the need for all the parties to eschew violence saying “Leadership does not encourage killings. All we need is to go to the polls and test our popularity without carrying guns”.
The commissioner warned that violence begat violence and affects all parties, but assured that the PDP would always tow the path of peace because it has Bonny interest at heart.
Thanking the legislators for honouring one of their members by attending the burial of Mrs Christiana Blessing Pepple, LongJohn commended the Assembly for its efforts in making laws that have improved the state and governance.
Meanwhile, members representing Bonny State Constituency, Hon Abinye Pepple has expressed appreciation to all those who attended his mum’s burial at the weekend.
Hon Pepple extolled the virtues of Late Mrs Pepple whom he said lived a virtuous life and was committed to church and community development.
The Bonny legislator lamented that the legacies left by his mum will for long be remembered by the family and those who knew her.