Transition Monitoring Group, TMG, Abia State, on Thursday, held a one day sensitization and awareness rally in Aba, calling on residents of the commercial city to come out en masse and vote in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state.
TMG, a group made up of different Civil Society Organizations in Abia, in the rally powered by USAID and Polladium called on Aba residents to come out and vote, ensuring them their votes will count, the group also urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct a credible election which will reflects the will of the people via votes cast.
The group which kick-started the rally from the Aba South Local Government Headquarters (Aba Town Hall) walked the streets of Aba displaying different placards, with inscriptions like: “INEC Protect Our Democracy”, “Use Your PVC and Vote”, “Vote Not Fight Election be war”, “Vote According to your conscience”, “Vote Credible Leaders”, etc.
They urged the general public not to allow themselves or their wards to be used by any politician to cause mayhem or any forms of violence during the election which is slated to hold on Saturday, 18th of March, 2023.
With inscriptions like, “Vote Wisely, Say No To Election Thuggery”, TMG called on the Aba residents to come out and perform their civic duty by voting on Saturday gubernatorial election.
AbaCityBlog reports that there will be an election tomorrow (Saturday) which will decide the next governor of Abia State. The front-runners in the election are the candidates of the State ruling party, PDP, Sir Okey Ahiwe; Candidate of the Labour Party, Dr. Alex Otti; Prof Gregory Ibe of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA; and Engineer Enyinnaya Nwafor of Youth Progressive Party, YPP.