The Campaign for Democracy (CD), has urged the police and other security agencies in Anambra to disarm vigilance groups to prevent them from being used by politicians during the Nov.16 governorship polls in the state.
Vincent Ezekwueme, chairman of the group in the state made the appeal on Tuesday while speaking with newsmen in Onitsha, said that all efforts must be geared toward ensuring credible, fair, free and generally acceptable election that would meet international standard.
“CD is appealing to the presidency, INEC, security agents and all stakeholders to ensure that all aspirants and political parties adhere strictly to the electoral laws,’’ he said.
The chairman, however, decried the huge amount of money being spent by the candidates in the election.
He advised security agents to be on the alert to checkmate the activities of political party agents that would use money to influence people at the polling booths.
“Anambra electorate and youths should vote wisely during the Nov. 16, governorship election in order to ensure that a man of impeccable integrity will emerge as governor-elect. Parents should advise their children against being used as thugs during and after the election,” he said.
He warned that Anambra people would not accept any attempt to impose a candidate on them; adding, “our people will accept the outcome of the election if it is credible’’.