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Anambra Guber: Former minister, others call for peaceful elections

Professor and activist Dr Sam Amadi, former Aviation Minister Chief Osita Chidoka, and Senate Minority Leader Enyinnaya Abaribe have urged for an end to violence and hostilities in Anambra state and a peaceful election on Saturday.

This stance stems from a lengthy online discussion led by Chidoka on Wednesday night about how to address the concerns of the southeast, notably the Anambra governorship election.

According to the trio in a statement, the people of Anambra should come out and choose the leader who best represents Ndi Igbo’s agitations and yearnings and called for political solutions and engagements to free Nnamdi Kanu.

“The act of Ndi Anambra voting on Saturday is a crucial component of the affirmation of our self-determination as a people,” the discussion stated. If the people can’t elect their leaders, they can’t decide their destiny in a democratic way. Denying individuals the right to vote is a huge violation of their autonomy.

The trio contends that a boycott of elections will undermine the movement’s ability to elect leaders who share the people’s vision and aspirations.

Reporting by Chukwuma Agbanusi, Editing by Tola Oguneye