Should Any Party Utilise Public Office To Promote Political Interest?

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QUESTION OF THE DAY

The separation of powers requires that public office should not be utilised to mobilise public servants or traditional rulers to support the candidature of any person holding public office. Public servants and traditional rulers should not allow their political inclinations to interfere with the discharge of their official duties.

They should not take part in any activities which cast doubt on their capacity to deal impartially with matters or issues which are the concerns of their office or which interfere with the performance of their duties.