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Alaigbo Foundation warns against boycott of election

By Lawrence Njoku, Enugu
04 November 2021   |   2:41 am
The Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF), yesterday, warned of the consequences of boycotting the November 6, 2021 governorship election in Anambra State as being canvassed in some quarters.

The Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF), yesterday, warned of the consequences of boycotting the November 6, 2021 governorship election in Anambra State as being canvassed in some quarters.

In a statement by its President, Prof. Uzodimma Nwala, the foundation said that boycotting the election would provide an avenue for the candidate of the enemies to be declared winner or imposition of the enemies’ candidate as the administrator of Anambra State if there was no election.

“Yes, they are determined to rig the election no matter what we do. But it is better for the world to be told that they rigged the election than to be told that we boycotted the election and thereby provided them with the opportunity to seize political power in Anambra State,” the group stated.

On the sit-at-home said to have been declared by some pro-Biafra organisations in the South-East region beginning from tomorrow, ADF stated: “You do not force any person to vote or not to vote. Exercising one’s franchise (the right to vote) is a voluntary right of any normal human being. That right cannot be enforced one way or the other, not even under a dictatorship.

“Anybody enforcing sit-at home is doing so to divide our ranks, to weaken our economy, to promote anarchy and make us easily vulnerably. No sane son or daughter of Alaigbo wants the enemy to have his way. No sane son or daughter of Alaigbo would put us in harm’s way and promote the conquest of Alaigbo either by military might or through the promotion of anarchy in Alaigbo.”

“We are aware that the enemy is doing all he can to promote anarchy in Alaigbo to scare away our businessmen as well as foreign investors. A good deal of the killings, horrors and anarchy in Alaigbo today is being promoted by the enemy and their allies in our midst. Our duty is to expose them and not to join them in promoting anarchy and making life doubly miserable for our already emasculated people.

“If, as we all seem to agree, that there should be no enforced sit-at-home, our duty is to be in the streets countering anyone enforcing the sit-at-home with our placards. It is true, as many have said, that the enemy who is armed to the teeth is parading our roads, streets and markets, killing our youths.”