Manipulate Nov.6 election, face people’s wrath – Anigbata tells INEC, Security Operatives

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC staff conducting the Nov.6 Anambra State governorship election and the security operatives have been warned to resist the temptation to manipulate or compromise the election
A former Governorship candidate in the state, Chief Ikechukwu Anigbata, who gave the warning in an interview with newsmen in Onitsha said anybody who came to the state to manipulate or compromise the election is looking for the trouble of the people of the state.
He said the primary duty of INEC staff, whether Adhoc and security agencies is to make sure that the will of the people prevails.
Stressing that the votes of the people should count “If you come to compromise or manipulate the election whatever you see, you take it. The primary duty of INEC staff and security personnel is to make sure that the people’s will is done but you are going to give account of your action on how you put the election in jeopardy,” Anigbata warned.
He urged the people of Anambra State to avoid State of Emergency in the state by ensuring that the November 6 election holds without hitch.
Anigbata also told the people of the state to vote somebody who has the capacity to grow their economy.
The former Governorship candidate in the state said, “it is in the best interest that our son, somebody we know, somebody from Anambra State, rather than having somebody who is not an Igbo, who doesn’t hear our language, either as a military man or otherwise to come and occupy the seat and be dishing out orders tommorow, if there is State of Emergency and Anambra will be in chaos”
Continuing, “in a State of Emergency there would be no movement. People cannot go around freely and there would be many casualties as it is obtainable in other places. So my advice is that the people should choose who should lead them . Anambra people know the best candidate who can rule and give them what they want.
“The person who can listen to their plights, any person who knows Ndigbo, who will give them special treatment. Vote him. Vote the right person. Vote an Igbo man and let Anambra move forward. The person who can make our economy grow so that he can attract foreign investors to help us develop Anambra State, to help us develop Ndigbo as a whole is my advice “.
He then urged the voters to come out inspite of the security challenges because even if it is one person that comes out they will still count the vote and declare a winner.

“So it is in our best interest that people come out and vote so that the people’s choice would emerge” he said.
Turning to the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Chief Anigbata said they should be impartial and ensure that the election is free and fair, so that those who want to manipulate the election would at the end of the day not only fail but put themselves into serious trouble.
“So avoid what should stopt a credible, simple, fair, free and acceptable election from holding on November 6”. He advised.
He warned that any security operative coming here with the intention to rig in this election is looking for people’s problem.
“People’s votes should be allowed to count.” He ended.

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