November 18 not do-or-die affair, says PDP’s Obaze
The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) standard-bearer in the Anambra governorship election, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, has restated his commitment to a peaceful exercise, saying winning should never be a do-or-die issue.
At his campaign headquarters in Awka yesterday, Obaze warned of dire consequences if democratic processes were allowed to turn violent.
He called for the people’s votes and support, saying if he won, Anambra would be rebuilt by collective effort.
“Currently, the state is badly broken. We need to fix it. Go and cast your votes for the PDP. While you do that, I ask you also to do so peacefully. No hate speeches. No mudslinging and no violence. It will not augur well for us to engage in any form of violence. Democracy is a peaceful process; not a do-or-die affair,” he said.
Obaze said he had committed himself to honouring the result of the election. “If at the end of the day, the people of Anambra, in their wisdom, decide to cast their votes in favour of any of my co-contestants, including the incumbent, I will congratulate the winner and move on,” he added.
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