By Etop Ekanem
A Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, United For Zero Election Violence Foundation, UZV, has hailed the people of Anambra State, the Police, other security agencies and Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for having a violence-free governorship election, weekend, noting that the people of the state heeded UZV’s call against election fraud and election violence ahead of the election.
Recall that the NGO founded by former Special Adviser on Science and Technology to former President George W. Bush of the United States of America, High Chief Emeka Ken Nwabueze, had at the peak of the electioneering process launched a massive campaign against election fraud and election violence in Awka, the State capital with the state Commissioner of Police, state Director of DSS and state commander of NDELA in attendance.
The group further went to Aguleri to stage Anambra North District version of the campaign and concluded the campaign in Anambra South with a grand finale rally held at the popular Nkwo Triangle in Nnewi. The election has eventually come and gone peacefully without fraud and violence and bloodshed.
Speaking on the peaceful nature of the election, founder and grand patron of UZV, Nwabueze (Ajie Okpala Ogidi) said yesterday was one of the happiest days in his life as his dream of seeing a fraud and violence free election in Anambra State came into reality’
He added: “I am very happy for seeing this election exercise come and go without fraud, without violence and without bloodshed, and on behalf of the entire members of UZV, I thank the good people of Anambra State, the Police and other security agencies, the INEC and of course the youths, political parties and their candidates for embracing peace and ensuring that the election was free from fraud, violence and bloodshed.”