…insists on issue-based campaigns
Former governor of Enugu State and Senator representing Enugu East in the Senate , Senator Chimaroke Nnamani has urged political gladiators contesting for various public offices to refrain from mudslinging and character assassination.
He said they should rather campaign on issues that would have direct bearing on the wellbeing of Nigerians.
Senator Nnamani stated, ”Those who engage in campaign of calumny are obviously bereft of ideas. Any one vying for public office must have his or her manifesto or programme of action”.
He said in a goodwill message to Nigerians to commemorate the New Year that the electorate should be wise enough to vote for candidates with proven track records of performance and “not those who exploit our fault lines of ethnicity or religion to gain advantage”.
He urged Nigerians to vote for candidates who can be trusted saying, “We need public officers who can truly identify with the people because the outcome of 2023 polls will define the future of Nigeria.
“We should do away with mundane issues of ethnic or religious sentiments but to vote for candidates based on capacity and competence to deliver.”
He craved for a free, fair and credible elections that would reflect the true wishes and aspirations of Nigerians .
Senator Nnamani also bemoaned the deteriorating security situation in parts of the country, especially in the South-East region and called for collaborative efforts between the security operatives and communities to halt the menace .
He was of the view that security should not be left for government alone and urged communities to participate in order to fish out “these criminals who live amongst the people in the communities.”
He prayed for a peaceful atmosphere that will guarantee free, fair and credible elections in 2023.
Senator Nnamani wished Nigerians a prosperous New Year.