GODWIN Ezeemo, a front-line politician in Anambra has urged the electorate in the state not to engage in vote buying, selling and any other form of electoral malpractice.
Ezeem, who is also a PDP Chieftain in the state, made the call on Friday during a press chat in Awka .
He urged the electorate to shun selling their voter’s cards or compromising their conscience in place of material things.
“Your voter’s card is not a marketable commodity, use it to vote out or vote in credible leaders who would make better policies for the generality of the people.
“Remember when you trade your voter’s card, you are voiceless and the leaders would not give account of their stewardship to you, so be wise and think well,” he said.
Ezeemo said that the voter’s card of the citizenry remained the only tool they would use to elect credible and God-fearing leaders.
He warned them against mortgaging their conscience during the Saturday Presidential/National assembly elections.
The onetime governorship aspirant in Anambra, said that democracy was the best form of government and urged the electorate to join hands in consolidating the existing democracy.
He commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for its efforts so far in ensuring that the rescheduled elections were held.
He said that INEC must give Nigerians credible elections and reminded the electoral umpire that the international community was watching its activities and as such must live up to expectations of Nigerians as witnessed in 2015 general elections.
“This election must come out to reflect the wishes of the people of Nigeria, INEC must not compromise the peace and unity of the nation,” Ezeemo said.
He appealed to parents especially mothers to admonish their children not to fall prey to selfish politicians, advising that the children shall engage in things that would promote peace and unity of the nation. (NAN)
– Feb. 22, 2019 @ 19:12 GMT |