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Anambra 2021: Youths protest against rigging, insist on INEC, security agents impartiality

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Anambra 2021: Youths protest against rigging, insist on INEC, security agents impartiality

Some youths on Tuesday protested against election rigging, violence, political turgery, and other forms of irregularities ahead the November 6 governorship election in Anambra state.

The protesters, under the umbrella of Youth Advocate For Peace Justice And Empowerment Network (YAPJEN) also urged youths in the state to resist all forms all forms of electoral violence.

They also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to remain non-partican and impartial in the exercise.

Addressing reporters in Awka, National President of the group, Amb. Timothy Nwachukwu said the protest followed threat by one of the political parties to rig the forthcoming poll in favour of its candidate.

He said, “Our message is very clear. We’re saying no to election rigging, violence, political thurgery, and other forms of irregularities in the process.

“We’re calling on Anambra youths to stay away from any form of electoral violence. We call on INEC to remain non-partican and impartial in the exercise.

“We also urge the security agencies to ensure that their loyalty is not to any political party in power.

“We heard that a certain governor had threatened that his party will take over the state. Our message to them is that his state is not Anambra and Anambra is not his state. The will of the people shall prevail in the state.”

Profile: From Ozuitem, Bende Local government Area of Anambra State. Political science (B. Sc) from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka & Business Administration (Diploma) from the University of Calabar. Email him at elekwachinedum@yahoo.com

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