New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) gubernatorial candidate for Taraba State Professor Sani Yahya has warned eligible voters against selling permanent voter cards (PVCs) just for peanuts.
The appeal came on Monday at Mutum Bio, the administrative headquarters of Jasol Council, shortly after the party’s campaign banner was raised for the governorship.
He said, “I urge you not to sell your votes for money because the money will be gone in a short time but the suffering will be for a long time. You will regret it later.”
Only by doing so will we stand up for what we voted for,” said the candidate. He urged everyone to go to the INEC office to collect their personal testimonies, saying it was the only way they could change the narrative.
Emphasizing that his party will emerge victorious at the polls, he warned the youth not to make themselves available as tools in the hands of politicians eager to destroy the upcoming elections.
He said that the electoral law clearly defined the punishment for every electoral violation, stressing the need to keep young people away from being used as thugs before, during and after the general elections.
Recounting how he was dragged into court by the gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Kivas Agbo, and the case was later dismissed, he said, “Only the people have the final say on who becomes the next governor of Taraba”.
He called on fellow contestants and other candidates seeking various elective offices to play the game by the set rules, warning politicians to remember that only God gives power.
Yahya also urged people, especially eligible voters, not to mix religion and tribal feelings with politics, and charged them to turn out in large numbers to vote for credible candidates.
He said, “No one should deceive us on religious or tribal grounds. We should vote for credibility, I appeal to you to vote for a good candidate for the development of Taraba State.”
Don’t sell your voter cards – Candidate of the ruling NNPP party pleads Tarabans