The Democrat, a Non-Government Organisation, (NGO), has urged political parties and their candidates in Anambra to embrace issues-based campaign and shun comments that could incite their followers during campaigns.
The organisation’s National Leader, Mr Kehinde Ojuawo, who made the call in a statement on Tuesday in Ibadan, said it had become necessary as the November 18 governorship election in Anambra state draws closer.
Ojuawo maintained that the political parties and their candidates should refrain from abusive utterances and hate speeches, so that the electorate can know what candidates want to do if elected.
He called on the people to use the period of the campaign to assess the candidates and also shun any form of financial inducement from the candidates or their agents.
According to him, the relevant authorities should begin voter education, so as to ensure that there large turnout of the people on the election date.
Ojuawo urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to monitor the electioneering in the state and evoke necessary sanctions on political parties and candidates that cause violence during the campaign.
“Disqualification of the political parties and candidates that cause violence should be enforced,” he said.
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