Awka – Dr Nkem Okeke, Anambra State Deputy Governor, has appealed to residents of the state to come out en-masse to vote during the March 9 House of Assembly election.
Nigerian voters queue to cast their votes at Shagari Health Unit polling station in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria on February 23, 2019, the day of the general elections. – Nigerians began voting for a new president on February 23, after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. Some 120,000 polling stations began opening from 0700 GMT, although there were indications of a delay in the delivery of some materials and deployment of staff, AFP reporters said. (Photo AFP)
Okeke made the call in an interview on Thursday in Awka.
He said that electees should not have fear of any attack, as security operatives had been detailed to protect lives and property.
“We are sure of a peaceful electoral environment because Anambra remains the safest state in Nigeria; we are peaceful,” he said.
Okeke said that there was the need for voters across the 336 wards in the state to vote massively for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to ensure continuity in governance.
The deputy governor said that victory for APGA in the House of Assembly election in the state was important for continuity in the distribution of democracy dividends.
He appealed to politicians, traders, community leaders, public and civil servants in the state to vote and mobilise support for APGA to ensure victory for its candidates.
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NAN reports that governorship election will not take in Anambra, Edo, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti states on Saturday. This is because the governors of the states have yet to complete their tenure.Related