An Advocacy group, the League of Women Voters of Nigeria, has urged Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra State to restore law and order in the state through effective use of the security agencies.
The group said that this was very crucial to the success of the Nov. 6 governorship election in the state.
Dr Cordelia Uzoezie, Anambra State Chairperson of the group told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Saturday that it was necessary for the state to stop the threats of violence, to prevent voter apathy.
” Pre- election violence or threats of violence may negatively affect electoral participation, especially in women and youths.”
Uzoezie said that the security situation has increased fear among the residents, occasioned by recurring cases of violence.
She said: “During our mobilisation and voter education programme, we discovered that many people, especially women are already afraid of participating in the coming election.
“Some said they would rather be home…
Source: Guardian Newspaper