DISTURBED by perceived voter apathy, possible boycott of the November 6, 2012 Anambra State gubernatorial election, the League of Anambra Professionals (LAP) has cautioned all eligible voters in the state of the dangers of abandoning their civil responsibilities even as such would give election riggers the opportunity to manipulate the process and rig themselves.
In a release made available to National Light, the president of LAP, Chijioke Okoli reminded ndi Anambra of the need to be totally involved in the electoral process, stressing that they should not allow
outsiders use Anambra as a ‘guinea pig’
“We have to specifically warn the indigenes of the state against joining those campaigning for election boycott as those doing so amount to one cutting his nose to spite his nose”.
“When politicians who have little or nothing to offer the state manipulate the system into the Government House, the case of the state would be that of jumping from frying pan to fire”.
Undoubtedly, the major ingredient of the present source of acrimony and violence is the eing heightened by the order of IPOB against conducting the election”.
forthcoming Anambra Governorship election; the tension which is usually attends major elections being heightened by the order of IPOB against conducting the election”.
Okoli observed with dismay, the destruction of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and political parties’ assets as well as their billboards and the violent disruption of political party campaigners activities resulting in shifting to Delta and Lagos States.
“LAP says no, this is totally unacceptable. We maintain our stand and unwavering advocacy for the conduct of free and fair election with large voter participation; let all eligible voters dust their cards in readiness for the election”.