- About 10,000 youths in Anambra state staged a pro-election rally ahead of the presidential and National Assembly election
- The president of the group, Nnaemeka Onyemaechi, said the rally was to protest against the sit-at-home order b Nnamdi Kanu
- The youths also called on the people of the state to come out en mass and vote their preferred candidates
It was a show of massive support for the election as about 10,000 youths under the umbrella of Anambra Youths Association (AYA) staged a peaceful rally to sensitise the people of the state on the need to go out en mass and cast votes for their candidates.
As the presidential and National Assembly elections hold on Saturday, February 16, Vanguard reports that the youth, who gathered in multitude, trooped out in Onitsha and other places to sensitise the voters.
Legit.ng gathers the youths carried placards bearing different inscriptions like: 'election must hold,' 'nobody can stop the election,' 'there must be election,' 'come out and vote for your credible candidate,' 'vote for people who will care for us,' 'we are all Nigerians,' among others.
Stating the motivation behind their peaceful rally, the president of the group, Nnaemeka Onyemaechi, said the sit-at-home campaign being spread by some people in the state was disturbing, hence their rally.
Nnaemeka also laughed off the call for referendum by some aggrieved figures, adding that neither sitting-at-home nor referendum would benefit the state and entire region.
He, however, urged all the voters in the state to come out and vote their preferred party candidates during the Saturday election.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Thursday night, February 14, asked members of the separatist group to participate in 2019 general elections after initially calling for a boycott.
Kanu said: "Having confirmed this evening that all our preconditions and terms have been met, signed, sealed and delivered; I hereby call-off the election boycott across Biafraland on February 16 presidential election."
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