Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has placed a ban on political rallies in both public primary and secondary schools in the state effective from Nov. 1.
Umahi also banned commercial motorcycle operators in the state from 7.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m.
He made the announcement during the stakeholder summit on citizens’ input and consultation on the 2023 budget estimate and Nigeria’s 2023 pollution and housing census in Abakakilki on Monday.
According to him, before any political rallies, including the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state can hold, they must get approval from the Commissioner for Education.
He decried the spate of hate speeches among candidates of political parties and tasked all politicians to desist from the act.
“Let me make it clear that before any political rallies can hold in both primary and secondary schools in the state from Nov. 1, political parties must get approval from the state Ministry of Education.
“No political campaign must hold in any public schools and this is our position,” the governor added.