The People’s Democratic Party Candidate for Bende Federal Constituency, Dr Chimaobi Desmond Anyaso has charged international observers and security agencies to carry out their duties with utmost sense of responsibility in the forthcoming elections. He said this in Umuahia while meeting with heads of international observers posted to Abia State for election monitoring.
Dr Anyaso while addressing the delegation assured them of PDP’s commitment to peaceful elections in the state. According to him the Party leadership had made it clear to all of its candidates across the state to abide by electoral laws and tenets.
“You will recall that all the Governorship candidates in Abia State came together to sign a peace accord to ensure a violence free elections. This is a proof of our commitment to free, fair and credible polls” he further noted that INEC being the electoral umpire must live up to expectations and resist undue pressure or influence from unscrupulous individuals who might want to manipulate the umpire to rig elections in their favor.
Speaking of his own election in particular, Dr Chima Anyaso expressed confidence that he would win. Stating that his campaign organization had carried out a very rigorous and detailed grassroots campaign touching the length and breadth of Bende federal constituency. “We have made our agenda clear to the people, we have shown them our manifesto and have explained its contents without any ambiguity. Everybody in Bende today knows what we are offering and they have assured us of their votes so all we have to do is encourage the electorate to vote and protect their votes, and charge you the observers to keep a keen eye on events and b me unbiased” he said. He also called on the international election monitoring team to ensure they are not compromised by deep pocket opposition elements.
Responding to the points raised by Dr Anyaso, they assured him of their commitment to fairness and objectivity. They also promised to engage locals in various parts to ensure full coverage of their scope.