Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, on Tuesday asked political leaders to be mindful of comments that could unnecessarily heat up the polity.
He called on political office holders to play politics by the rules ahead of the 2015 general elections.
In a statement in Abuja to mark Nigeria’s 54th Independence Day anniversary, the speaker, through his Special Adviser, Media, Mr. Imam Imam, also advised Nigerians to fight for their democratic rights and ensure that good governance and democracy thrived.
“Tambuwal appealed to the political elite to moderate their utterances and be mindful of their responsibility to the country.
“He said with elections scheduled for early 2015, all leaders must avoid acts that heat up the polity”, part of the statement read.
Tambuwal assured Nigerians that the House of Representatives would work to uphold the unity of the country.