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Cleric urges Anambra electorate to reject gratifications

By Uzoma Nzeagwu, Awka
13 October 2021   |   2:54 am
Founder and leader of Living Christ Mission World Wide, Reverend Daddy Hezekiah, has urged the Anambra State electorate to reject any form of gratifications from politicians

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Founder and Leader of Living Christ Mission World Wide, Reverend Daddy Hezekiah, has urged the Anambra State electorate to reject any form of gratifications from politicians and vote according to their conscience on November 6, 2021 governorship poll.

He gave the charge, yesterday while delivering a sermon to mark his 54th years anniversary at the Church Headquarters in Onitsha, Anambra state.

Hezekiah cautioned against the boycott of the election as being canvassed in some quarters, warning that any attempt to boycott the election would negatively affect the development of the state, as it would create an opportunity for the wrong persons to be foisted on the state.

The cleric also urged the electorate not to accept gratifications from politicians and appealed to all Anambra people to come out en masse and cast their votes for any candidate of their choice.

“I urge eligible Anambra citizens to come out en masse and vote wisely and peacefully to elect a credible candidate. They should not boycott the election or cause anything that will create trouble in the state.

“I also urge the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a free and fair election. The commission should not compromise the elections. Its officials should realise that posterity will judge them on this election,” he said.

Commenting on the oil sector, he frowned on the alleged move by the Federal Government to privatise the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and wharf tariffs in the country, insisting that if implemented, it will further impoverish Nigerians.

He expressed concern that private sector operators, who would take over the management of the corporation, would increase the prices of their products and services arbitrarily, thereby inflicting more hardship on Nigerians, especially the masses.

The cleric further argued that such critical institutions, which activities were sensitive to the welfare of the people, should not be left in the hands of private operators.

Citing examples of experiences in the privatised power sector in the country, he said private operators were more concerned about profits through constant hikes in tariffs without a commensurate power supply.

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