Ossai said this while receiving members of the political group on Tuesday in Abuja against the backdrop of International Day of Democracy.
“If you want to play politics you must be selfless to be able to protect your people and must also purge your heart from any misconduct that could derail your vision,” he said.
He urged them to be truthful and sincere in their drive to join the political terrain, adding that this would earn them a place of pride as politicians.
Ossai stated that there was need for the members to be courageous with high level of integrity, stressing that he would do everything within his powers to ensure the success of NPEM.
According to him, what you are pursuing is a positive ideal because without equity there cannot be justice and there cannot be participatory democracy.
The lawmaker stated that the NPEM’s struggle was genuine and urged the members to pursue the equality of all Nigerians irrespective of geo-political zone.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Dr Laz Eze, said there was need for the youth to be part of the process that would ensure political equity and good governance in the country.
He lauded Ossai for the sacrifice he made to be part of those who enthroned democracy in the country.
According to him, Ossai has been a leader from his secondary school and has since made sacrifices and demonstrated selflessness in the struggle for democracy.
Eze said that the sacrifices made by Ossai served as encouragement for NPEM members saying that as young Nigerians they saw the need for a courtesy visit to learn more from him.
He urged Ossai to continue to push for good governance saying that democracy must work for Nigerians.
“Continue to push for equity for the youth, women and people living with disability and for the presidential seat for the 2023 to be zoned to the South East,” he said.
Eze urged all stakeholders to support the move for South East to produce the next president of the country.
Edited By: Edith Bolokor/Donald Ugwu
Dr Laz Eze, an Abuja-based Public Health Specialist, has urged Nigerians to adhere to preventive measures as the Federal Government eased the lockdown directives.
Eze told the News Agency of Nigeria , on Sunday in Abuja that the measures had been prescribed to minimise person to person contact to avoid an explosive spread of the virus.
“Nigerians need to understand that the virus has altered the way we live and things may never be the same again in the near future.
“The virus is probably in every state of the country; though two states are yet to report cases probably due to no testing. So everyone everywhere in Nigeria is at risk,” he said.
He urged those who should keep working from home to continue to do so.
“People should avoid crowded taxis, buses or places.
“Regular hand washing with soap and running water should be sustained. Offices and markets should make hand washing facilities available.
“Everyone leaving their homes should use a face mask,” he advised.
The expert said that recorded cases in Nigeria were still rising and yet to peak.
“I feel schools and religious houses should remain closed. Government should keep providing palliatives especially to the most vulnerable in the society.
“Small businesses should be supported to get back on track,” he said.
He called on Nigerians to believe and spread only information from official channels in order to avoid misinformation.
Eze added that everyone should take personal responsibility and play their parts so as to help end the pandemic.
Edited By: Buhari Bolaji/Ismail Abdulaziz (NAN)