5th November, 2021
By Raphael Enwelu
Some residents of Awka, the capital of Anambra State and environs have expressed their readiness to exercise their franchise in Saturday’s governorship election.
They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Friday that they were in high spirit to vote for their preferred candidate on the Nov. 6 election.
They attributed their eagerness to security deployment to the state by the Federal Government.
Mr Moses Nnake, a transporter, said that he would do the needful by voting for his choice candidate.
“Now that the Federal Government has done the needful by deploying security men to the state, I will gladly go out and perform my duty.
”All hands must be on deck in helping the state to elect a credible leader,” he said.
Mrs Margaret Ikejiofor, a woman leader in her area, called on Anambra citizens to come out en-mass and vote for the candidate of their choice.
“I am calling on residents of the state to come out en-mass and vote for their preferred candidate.
“With the high level of security in place nothing will happen to disrupt this election,I am calling on all women, in particular, to come out and vote,” she said.
A youth, Bernard Nwofor, said that with the calling off of the Sit at Home by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), people are now free to come out and vote.
”I am happy that IPOB has finally canceled the ten-day sit at home imposed in the south East zone because it would have affected the election drastically,” Nwofor said.
NAN reports that there is relative peace and calmness in various parts of the state following the public holiday declared by the state government for Thursday and Friday.