Group cautions against boycott of Anambra guber poll



Global Initiatives for Anambra Needs (GIAN) a pressure group, has cautioned electorate against boycott of Nov. 6 Anambra governorship poll.


Mr Francis Okafor, Director of Publicity, GIAN, made call in a statement on Tuesday in Awka.


Okafor urged State Government to work with security agencies to adequate security in state before, during and after election.


He appealed for calm and enabling environment for people to come out in their numbers to vote during election.


“We must make electoral process credible, so that our state can know peace that supports development.


“Anyone who has interest of state at heart should resist any call to boycott governorship election.


“Boycotting election will amount to shooting oneself in the feet and such situation could create room for unchecked rigging of the election.


“All hands must be on deck. Our people should not only cast their votes for the candidate of their choice, but also wait behind and insist that the process goes on without corruption disruption,” he said.


Okafor urged the electorate to resist vote buying and selling to a successful and credible election.


“As a people,we must work against the new political trend of vote buying and selling.


is a minute trading that gives away our four years of freedom from various ills and vices. We must resist it, ” he said.


Okafor also urged residents not to be distracted by the gale of defections among politicians in the state.


“Most of the defection is about interest and materialism and not in the interest of the masses the development of the state,” he said. (NAN)