Gov.Willie Obiano of Anambra State today breached the Electoral Act in his desperate bid to get reelected.

After casting his vote around 10: a.m, the incumbent Governor addressed a crowd of his Supporters at his polling unit at Eri Primary School, Unit 004, Otuocha 1, Aguleri, Anambra East Local Government Area.

This act by the Governor has been condemned by activists who regard it as a total disregard of the Electoral Act.

According to section 99 (1 and 2) of the Electoral Act:
“For the purpose of this Act, the period of campaigning in public by every political party shall commence 90 days before polling day and end 24 hours prior to that day. This refers to a registered political party or any person acting on its behalf during the 24 hours before polling day,”.

The action by Gov.Obiano is seen by many as a form of campaigning.

Condemning Gov.Obiano for falling prey to the temptation, Mrs. Abiola Akiyode of the Transition Monitoring Group said;
“The most worrisome aspect (of this election) is that the governor came with a microphone to address the people. I think it is a sort of campaign. Since I have been observing, I have never seen any governor go to that extent to talk to people on election day. I think he should have avoided the temptation even if people are pushing him to do something”.
“What he spoke about is a sort of campaign. Saying that at the end of the day he would have cause to be happy. I think these are not things one should expect on election day.” she explained.

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Source: SuanusBlog

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