Police action in Ekiti PDP rally: Elections’re won by ballot papers, not use of force—Gov Emmanuel



By Chioma Onuegbu

Uyo—GOVERNOR Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has expressed confidence that Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will win Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State, saying elections are won and lost through ballot papers and not use of force.

Governor Emmanuel, while fielding questions from newsmen shortly on arrival at the Ibom International Airport,  warned against use of security to intimidate the electorate and tasked Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on truth and fairness.

Udom Emmanuel

According to the governor, “we don’t also expect the Army at polling booths; we don’t even expect them at elections. Police is enough. It is just to guide people and make sure there is peace and order.

“Any attempt to intimidate people means we don’t want democracy to survive. Elections are won or lost on ballot papers accessible to only those with voter’s card.”

Governor Emmanuel added that the newly-formed coalition of political parties was a beginning of the search for people who can actually provide the good leadership Nigerians have been asking for at the centre.

He expressed happiness that sincere people were determined to make sacrifices by taking a decision to look beyond party lines for the future of the country, lamenting the difficulty and stress so many states have been passing through to pay salaries because they were starved of statutory allocations by the Federal Government.

He added that “it robs off on everybody, what we’ve built overtime, investments lost and the private sector almost wiped out.”


Loading...
view more articles

About Article Author

Chuka (Webby) Aniemeka
Chuka (Webby) Aniemeka

Chuka is an experienced certified web developer with an extensive background in computer science and 18+ years in web design & development. His previous experience ranges from redesigning existing website to solving complex technical problems with object-oriented programming. Very experienced with Microsoft SQL Server, PHP and advanced JavaScript. He loves to travel and watch movies.

View More Articles

Subscribe to comments feed Comments (0 posted)

total: | displaying:

Post your comment

  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Underline
  • Quote

Please enter the code you see in the image:

Captcha

Latest Nigeria News