A group of war veterans, market men and women under the auspices of People’s Restoration Movement (PRM), Tuesday, launched a campaign against vote buying and vote selling ahead of Anambra state 2021 gubernatorial election.
The voters education, Blueprint learnt was meant to re-awarken the consciousness of the masses on importance of democracy which include exercising their franchise during election without any kind of inducement. Speaking at the programme held at Awka, the Anambra state capital, leader of the group, Engr. Anthony Anaebue, said politicians tend to abandon masses after the election especially if they induced them to their (political) favour.
Anaebue, said the electorate have a duty to move the democracy forward by voting and protecting their votes against malpractices and electoral violence, adding that contrary to that was tantamount to inflicting pains on the populace.
“When masses wrongly vote a wrong politician because of monetary gifts and other inducements, they (the politicians) may abandon them to their fate while enjoying a comfortable life elsewhere.
“This is why we have come to sensitise voters to know that their votes are their rights to effect a positive change in society,” he said.
Also speaking, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of PRM, Comrade Emma Onwuegbune, said the movement would on 2019 gubernatorial election, support candidate with a vision for political and economic regional integration.
He said the movement has started building structures from the ward to state level while searching for credible and visionary political leaders as they were driven by ideology not money.
The Chief Mobilisation Officer of the Movement- Rtd. Capt Casmir Nwafor, however, warned politicians without what he described as ideology to look for another business as they have commenced political revolution capably of returning power to the people.
On his part, Secretary of PRM, Mr Ndubuisi Anaenugwu, while recalling that they had in the past embarked on peaceful demonstration to attract governments attention to infrastructure development, said the group would not relent on its objective of fighting for freedom and Justice for the Igbo nation in particular and Nigeria at large.