Onitsha - The Campaign for Democracy (CD) in Anambra has urged the electorate in the state to vote for the best candidates in the impending gubernatorial poll irrespective of the party.
The state chairman of the organisation, Vincent Ezekwueme, said in a lecture in Onitsha on Wednesday that the electorate should resist any attempt to manipulate the governorship election in the state.
“The Anambra electorate should strictly follow their conscience in the November 16 governorship election and should not trust the cheap deceit of money-bags and campaign publicity.”
“Godfatherism makes the electorate irrelevant and as such mediocre candidates are imposed on the people as their leaders,” he said.
The chairman recounted the effects of godfatherism in Anambra some years ago, saying it caused the loss of one academic year by secondary schools, infrastructural decay, high crime rate, lawlessness, inability to pay pensioners and the destruction of government property.
Ezekwueme challenged the electorate to elect a governor with integrity and passion for the development of the state.
INEC fixed August 19 for the commencement of the voter registration and revalidation of voters’ cards while the election will hold on November 16.