On Saturday, March 11, voters in the state's gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections are being asked by the Labour Party to bring food to the polling places and to exercise caution until their ballots have been tallied and recorded by the election officials.
Chijioke Edeoga, the Labour Party's candidate for governor in Enugu State, made this statement while urging LP supporters to protect their votes as a way of ousting politicians who had transformed the state's economic resources into for-profit ventures.
The call came amid rising anxiety in the state that violence will taint Saturday's gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections in Enugu as a means of frightening and suppressing voters to rig the elections.
Edeoga said he was aware that some political actors in the state planned to use violence and thuggery to influence the results of the elections, but he believed that the people could resist such plans if they were united in resilience. He made the call while speaking to party leaders and supporters from Aninri and Awgu Local Government Areas on Monday.
Edeoga thanked Enugu voters for helping the Labour Party win the presidency, the senate, and the house of representatives on February 25. He urged them to do the same during the governorship elections to solidify the Labour Party's emergence as the new platform for freedom and accelerated development in the State.
“Bring bread, biscuits, tea, and water. Travel from all local government offices to Enugu in your cars, bicycles, or Keke NAPEP. Or, if it's more convenient, trek there on foot. Then, keep watch, wait, and pray that INEC responds to what is clearly the manifest desire of the Enugu people as expressed clearly in the votes that have been announced,” he said.
SOURCE: Sahara Reporters
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