Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Anambra poll: Ohaneze sues for peace in Anambra

18 November 2013, 16:06

Anambra - The Ohaneze Ndigbo, a pan Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has urged the people of Anambra to remain calm amidst challenges surrounding the November 16 inconclusive governorship elections.

The President of Ohaneze in the state, Chris Eluemunoh, made the call in Nkwelle Ezunaka, Oyi Local Government Area, on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Eluemunoh, who was reacting to the announcement of an inconclusive election in the state by INEC, urged the people not to engage in any form of violence.

“The people should not allow politicians to use them because at the end of the day, they will wine and dine in one table,” he said.

Eluemunoh, however, commended the people for being law abiding during the election, urging them to go about their normal businesses.

The president urged the electoral body to ensure that it addressed all the problems experienced during the election.

He advised aggrieved politicians to go to court rather than resorting to violence.

According to him, politics is a game where you have winners and losers.

”We should learn how to be good losers and not bad losers in any game,” the president said.

NAN recalls that the Nov.ember 16 governorship election in the state witnessed some hitches that led to rescheduling of election in 65 wards in Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area.

Other challenges experienced included cases of missing names in the voters register and late arrival of election materials.

The INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, earlier said that the circumstances surrounding the election were not strong enough to cancel the entire election in the state.

INEC, however, declared the election inconclusive, saying that a supplementary election would be conducted in some parts of the state at a later date.

-  NAN


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...