Abia State Government has warned the state chapter of the Labour Party (LP), against the disruption of academic activities at a secondary school in the state where it planned to hold its rally during school hours.
The state chapter of LP is planning to host it’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi on November 10, at Ngwa High School, Aba.
In a letter by the Commissioner for Post Basic Education, I. C. Mark, to the state chairman, Labour Party, which was made available to Daily Sun, Government said it wish to strongly advise that the party seeks alternative venue to avoid disruption of academic activities in the school.
The release read in part, “Our attention has been drawn to the proposed rally by your political party at Ngwa High School, Osisioma Aba, on November10, 2022 by 8.00am and we wish to strongly advise that you seek alternative venues to avoid disruption of academic activities in the school.
“As you are aware, all public and private schools in the state, including Ngwa High School, Aba, are currently in session with teaching and learning ongoing.
“It will be wrong to set this bad precedence of chasing away our hard working school children and their teachers in order to hold political rallies that will not only disrupt academic activities but also predispose school properties to vandalization.
We therefore wish to strongly advise that you immediately consider changing the venue of your planned event or seek another date when school children will not be in school”.