AWKAâ€”The Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, governorship candidate in Anambra State,Â Mrs Uche Ekwunife, has warned voters in the state of the dire consequence of selling their voterâ€™s card to dubious politicians, who are bent on truncating democracy in the country, while perpetuating corruption and poverty in the land.
Mrs Ekwunife,Â who made the call while addressing members of PPA in Amichi Ward 1 in Nnewi South Local Government Area, emphasised that parents who are tempted to sell their voting right, should be prepared to face the consequences of mortgaging the future of their children for life, which usually manifest in the worsening of social maladies, such as armed robbery and prostitution.
The PPA flag bearer appealed to Amichi people to buy into the laudable programmes of her party by voting massively for it during the governorship election slated for February 6 2010, adding that she wouldÂ repay the faith and confidence, by working for the betterment of the socio-economic conditions of the people, through the construction of roads, schools and hospitals in the town.
Meanwhile, a traditional ruler in the town, Dr Gabriel Ezeani (Ezeodinana) had assured Mrs Ekwunife of the maximum support of his people in her quest to be the Governor, stressing that the leadership of a woman in Anambra State was a desirable option, especially now that someone like her had offered herself for service to the people.
Over 300 members of the All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP,Â in Amichi Ward 1 seized the opportunity of her visit to declare their membership of PPA. According to their welcome address read by the Secretary, Chief Fidelis Nwagu, the decamping party members declared their unalloyed support for Mrs Ekwunife, because of their belief that she has what it takes to pull Anambra State out of the woods, where the visionless policies of the present administration in the state had pushed it.
At Nnobi in Idemmili South, the PPA gubernatorial candidate spoke of her determination to fight the cankerworm of religious politics in the state, which had played an unsavoury role in the balkanization of the spirit of cohesion necessary for developing Anambra State.