2023: Era of ballot box-snatching over, says Banigo

The deputy governor of Rivers state, Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo, has said the era of ballot box-snatching was over.

Dr. Banigo said this while meeting with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders at the Government House Port Harcourt on Friday, preparatory to the commencement of its campaigns for next year’s general elections.

She urged the people to exercise their franchise by collecting their PVCs to vote for credible candidates of the PDP.

“They should come out and vote, because this is our opportunity to chase out this bad APC-led government at the federal level; they have brought untold suffering, hardship, bloodshed and kidnapping. We have seen the development strides of our governor; so much development is going on in Rivers state, and we are poised to give you more.

“I encourage you to tell your people to collect their PVCs, because this time around the votes will count, as the new Electoral Act does not allow what they did in 2019. They cannot try it this time around as nobody would be allowed to carry ballot boxes away again,” she said.

She also expressed gratitude to Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for re-appointing Dr. Tammy Wenike Danagogo as the Secretary to the State Government (SSG).