Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has warned that anybody planning to rig the November 6 Governorship election will fail.
This was contained in a statement in Awka, the State capital by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C Don Adinuba
He stated that the State Government was in possession of intelligence reports showing that some people were preparing to march on the streets over alleged plans to rig the November 6 election.
He maintained that the people would resist any attempt to do so, adding that any party or candidate planning such should stop.
The Governor said: “We advise our people to disregard the claims that the rigging of the forthcoming election in our dear State is a foregone conclusion. This is a propaganda stunt.
“They have been using the propaganda stunt to intimidate Anambra people in the last couple of years, but it has always failed them. The Anambra State of 2021 is totally different from the Anambra State of 2003 or 2007.
“The rigging plans cannot work this time. The people of Anambra State, supported by their Government, are ever ready to protect their State and its impressive progress of the last few years, rather than allow soldiers of fortune and buccaneers to toy with its destiny once again.
“The November 6 vote will be free, fair and transparent. This will be in conformity with the tradition of free polls which have come to define Anambra State political culture in recent times. The 2017 Governorship poll and the 2019 general election in the State were the freest in the country.”
He maintained that there is such a threat in the build up to the November 17, 2017 gubernatorial vote in the State.
He added the result turned out to be a true reflection of the voting pattern of the people and there is no compelling reason why the situation can be different this time in Anambra State.