OMO-AGEGE CANVASSES VIGILANCE AT POLLS

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Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) governorship candidate in Delta State, Chief Ovie Omo-Agege, has called for total vigilance on the part of the electorate during the elections, particularly the governorship.

Speaking from his country home in Delta, Omo-Agege, who commended the preparations of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) so far, said that every registered voter in Delta State has resolved to vote and defend his or her vote to avoid rigging and abuses. 'We are prepared, more than ever before, to avert any eventualities and abuses that usually herald our elections. We have made up our minds to defend our votes through legitimate means so that our people would be proud of the outcome of the elections.

Omo-Agege observed that INEC is not the problem, saying that the issue is the resolve of the people to defend their votes.

According to him, INEC 'cannot be everywhere on Election Day. The people would have to decide, through their votes, who to govern them. It is the responsibility of INEC to provide the enabling environment for them to exercise their right to vote and be voted for. There is not much INEC can do once the people are determined to ensure free polls devoid of rigging and manipulations. We have educated our people about the need for them to be eternally vigilant. That is the number anti-dote to rigging.'

On new postings of the electoral officers, Omo-Agege said: 'It is only those who are prepared to rig that are afraid of whatever INEC is doing. Otherwise, if one has campaigned vigorously and strongly across the state, there is no need to express any fear at all. INEC is an independent body that is vested with the huge responsibility of conducting the election nationwide. All we need to do is to encourage them by playing by the rules. Politicians are usually the people that encourage rigging, but this time, it will be a tall order. We are prepared, in Delta State and it is not going to be business as usual.

'I want to use this opportunity to call on my supporters statewide to open their eyes and maintain law and order. They must be eternally vigilant, and vigilant and vigilant. Those who are professional ballot box snatchers and hijackers would meet their waterloo this time because Deltans would not sit back and watch their destinies being hijacked by this group of hijackers.'Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) governorship candidate in Delta State, Chief Ovie Omo-Agege, has called for total vigilance on the part of the electorate during the elections, particularly the governorship.

Speaking from his country home in Delta, Omo-Agege, who commended the preparations of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) so far, said that every registered voter in Delta State has resolved to vote and defend his or her vote to avoid rigging and abuses.

'We are prepared, more than ever before, to avert any eventualities and abuses that usually herald our elections. We have made up our minds to defend our votes through legitimate means so that our people would be proud of the outcome of the elections.

Omo-Agege observed that INEC is not the problem, saying that the issue is the resolve of the people to defend their votes.

According to him, INEC 'cannot be everywhere on Election Day. The people would have to decide, through their votes, who to govern them. It is the responsibility of INEC to provide the enabling environment for them to exercise their right to vote and be voted for. There is not much INEC can do once the people are determined to ensure free polls devoid of rigging and manipulations. We have educated our people about the need for them to be eternally vigilant. That is the number anti-dote to rigging.'

On new postings of the electoral officers, Omo-Agege said: 'It is only those who are prepared to rig that are afraid of whatever INEC is doing. Otherwise, if one has campaigned vigorously and strongly across the state, there is no need to express any fear at all. INEC is an independent body that is vested with the huge responsibility of conducting the election nationwide. All we need to do is to encourage them by playing by the rules. Politicians are usually the people that encourage rigging, but this time, it will be a tall order. We are prepared, in Delta State and it is not going to be business as usual.

'I want to use this opportunity to call on my supporters statewide to open their eyes and maintain law and order. They must be eternally vigilant, and vigilant and vigilant. Those who are professional ballot box snatchers and hijackers would meet their waterloo this time because Deltans would not sit back and watch their destinies being hijacked by this group of hijackers.'