ANAMBRA HAS THE WORST RECORD OF ELECTION APATHY, – YIAGA

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Alanza Giwa, Abuja

A civil society organisation, Yiaga Africa, has described Anambra State as the worst case of voter apathy during governorship elections.

Mr Paul James, Yiaga Election Programme Manager, gave this assessment while speaking to newsmen on the sidelines of a programme to engage Civil Society Organisation Leaders in the state, on Wednesday.

The CSOs engagement was part of pre-election activities for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra.

The YIAGA manager noted: “According to records, in the 2015 Presidential election, over a million people (24 per cent)voted in Anambra, while in the 2017 governorship election in the state, the figure dropped to 21 per cent.

“It is sad because in the history of governorship elections in the country, that was the worst in terms of electoral participation.

“In the 2019 Presidential election also, there was a little shift to 26 per cent in terms of participation. You begin to wonder why Anambra people are more interested in election at the centre and not the election in their state.”

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