BOYCOTTING ANAMBRA GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION, A WIN-WIN FOR ALL.

BOYCOTTING ANAMBRA GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION, A WIN-WIN FOR ALL.

There are no constitutional requirements for voter turnout in the Nigerian Constitution. If only 100 people turn out in each of the 21 local government areas of Anambra State on November 18, 2017, the gubernatorial election is still valid.
These are the relevant sections of the 1999 Hausa-Fulani inspired military cum Islamic constitution, written by General Abdulsalami Abubakar, a Muslim to maintain Hausa-Fulani hegemony:

“179. (1) A candidate for an election to the office of Governor of a State shall be deemed to have been duly elected to such office where, being the only candidate nominated for the election-
(a) he has a majority of YES votes over NO votes cast at the election; and
(b) he has not less than one-quarter of the votes cast at the election in each of at least two-thirds of all the local government areas in the State,
but where the only candidate fails to be elected in accordance with this subsection, then there shall be fresh nominations.
(2) A candidate for an election to the office of Governor of a State shall be deemed to have been duly elected where, there being two or more candidates –
(a) he has the highest number of votes cast at the election; and
(b) he has not less than one-quarter of all the votes cast in each of at least two-thirds of all the local government areas in the State.
(3) In default of a candidate duly elected in accordance with subsection (2) of this section there shall be a second election in accordance with subsection (4) of this section at which the only candidates shall be –
(a) the candidate who secured the highest number of votes cast at the election; and
(b) one among the remaining candidates who secured a majority of votes in the highest number of local government areas in the State, so however that where there are more than one candidate with a majority of votes in the highest number of local government areas, the candidate among them with the next highest total of votes cast at the election shall be the second candidate.
(4) In default of a candidate duly elected under subsection (2) of this section, the Independent National Electoral Commission shall within seven days of the result of the election held under that subsection, arrange for an election between the two candidates and a candidate at such election shall be deemed to have been duly elected to the office of Governor of a State if –
(a) he has a majority of the votes cast at the election; and
(b) he has not less than one-quarter of the votes cast at the election in each of at least two-thirds of all the local government areas in the State.
(5) In default of a candidate duly elected under subsection (4) of this section, the Independent National Electoral Commission shall within seven days of the result of the election held under that subsection, arrange for another election between the two candidates to which that sub-paragraph relates and a candidate at such election shall be deemed to have been duly elected to the office of governor of a State if he has a majority of the votes cast at the election.”

Notice the complete absence of any requirements for voter turnout. The rumor mongers, bag carriers, sycophants, bootlickers, compromised politicians, and beneficiaries of the status quo spreading armageddonic rumors about Buhari imposing a governor on Anambra are liars. Each of the gubernatorial candidate is capable of distributing 5 bags of rice to each supporter in each local government area to induce her/him to go to the polls. If 2100 people vote statewide, the results are still valid. “Rice politics” will be a felony in Biafra.

Biafra supporters are advised to arrange some entertainment – jollof rice, isi ewu, nkwobi, ugba, mpataka, and palm wine to celebrate the success of the boycott.

A successful boycott will achieve two aims:
1. A governor is elected or re-elected.
2. Anambra will send a loud and unequivocal message to the world that they are aboard the Biafran train, which left the station on May 30, 2017. On that date, the whole South East ground to a halt to commemorate the 50th anniversary of genocidal massacre of 2 million Biafrans during the Biafra-Nigeria War.

Africastallestman wishes Biafrans a successful election boycott. It is a win for those against the referendum, they get to elect their governor, and a win for those favoring a referendum, their no-shows makes a resounding statement in favor of the referendum. A statement that will reverberate around the world and will be heard by the United Nations.

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