The Anambra State Progressive Union, Verona, Italy has said it will hold the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to its promise of declaring results at every polling units in Saturdayâ€™s governorship election in the state.
The union in a statement byÂ Mr Ibegbunam Innocent and Emeka Agbodike, its chairman and secretary, respectively, said after its recent meeting that â€œthe governorship election in Anambra state is a historic opportunity for all citizens and residents in the state to take our destiny in our hands, and put a stop to the madness of allowing few individuals hold us to ransom and thereby depriving us of the chances of improving our standard of living.â€
According to the union, â€œif we want to make any meaningful progress, we must reject all forms of inducement/bribe, and insist on getting the right person to govern us. If we want to help ourselves, we must have the capacity to come out en mass and frustrate any kind of electoral fraud and rigging and insist that our votes count.
â€œWe shall have ourselves to blame, if we fold our hands and watch shameless electoral fraudsters and local political criminals steal our victory and implant their equally shameless stooge in Awka Government House.
A people can only make progress, if they fight for it. Nigeriaâ€™s problem is nothing but leadership failure. Any state that can elect the right person will surely make a difference,â€ he added.