Nebo: Anambra Poll'll be Violence-Free

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By David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

Former Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo has expressed optimism over the peaceful and successful conduct of the November 18 governorship election in Anambra state.

He said there was no need for panic, urging the electorate in the state to come out enmass to exercise their franchise.

Delivering a message Saturday at a prayer rally by the Anglican Church held at the Alex Ekwueme square, Awka, Nebo urged the electorate not to allow themselves to be led astray, but to be focused as they vote for the right candidate.

“We don’t want anything bad to happen to our dear state, the flagship of Igbo land, because anything that happens to Anambra would negatively affect the rest of the southeast,” he said.

He also frowned at the steady increase of aspirants in elections in the state, saying such mad-rush into politics, most times, were not anchored on selfless interests but on personal gains.

“When some of my friends, especially the professionals among them, who had spent time acquiring knowledge in their various fields come to tell me of their political ambitions, I tell most of them that their venturing into politics is nothing but simply to steal money,” he said.