Anambra election: Igbo leader urges full participation by residents



THE Anambra State Indigenes Welfare Association, Kaduna Branch, has advised people of Anambra to go out en masse and vote the candidate of their choice in the Nov. 18 governorship election.

The President General, Chief Humphrey Okolie, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Friday.

Okolie was speaking against the backdrop of calls by some agitators, particularly the Indigenous People of Biafra, urging people in Anambra to boycott the election.

“Let them not allow themselves to be deceived; on that day, let everybody go out and vote.

“Go and vote for the right candidate; don’t sell your vote; don’t vote by sentiment; don’t vote along party lines – whether party A or party B, but vote the person you believe can perform and deliver Anambra state.’’

The president general added that Anambra residents should vote during the election in order to avoid a vacuum of leadership.

“How can they say election will not hold? Election must hold.

“If they boycott election and the tenure of the incumbent governor elapses what happens?

“Does the state stay like that without a governor in a democracy?

“No state will function effectively without a substantive governor or administrator to see to the affairs of the state.’’

Similarly, the Biafra Nations Youth League leader, Princewill Obuka said the group had no plans to interfere in the exercise, “as we recognize the people’s right to vote or boycott”. – NAN


–  Nov 10, 2017 @ 12:39 GMT |


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