By Fr Kizito Umennadi
November,6 2021 a day to remember
Ndị Anambra trooped out en masse
To elect a new governor for Ndị Anambra.
A worthy leader to occupy Agụ Awka.
To rescue, rebuild and hope restore.
For months you lived and drank fear
Conflicts, anarchy, naysayers, doomsday and all.
Claims of counter-claims and charges
‘No Election’,’No Election’,a weird song.
Defeaning your already dead psyche.
Yes,i voted at Aguluezechukwu
Ward 1, Pooling Booth 006 it is.
At 10:55am dropping ballot paper into box
A choice invevitable, to be or not to be!
Your hope hanging in a balance.
Movement to Aguluezechukwu,oh dear!
Friends and family in strong persuasion:Never Go!
Dead is me if i don’t ballot cast
For Mom at morgue, for conscience, I’m ready.
On eve of election,i set out
To beat security,no movement saga
Awaking many times before dawn to urinate.
Tensed, but sure my vote will count.
With BVAS,one man, one vote assured.
Tis’ an Eureka for Ndi Anambra everywhere
Again, united you chorused a Big Yes.
Anambra Spirit energized like star shining forth
Defeating rigging, thuggery,fear,vote buying.
Anambra South, Central, North chorused a Yes!
Political killings, burnings, maiming stopped.
Fear and doomsday warning frizzled out
Women of Ukwulu, Ebenebe,oh Anambra women!
With examples like Aba women of 1929
Yes, you voted your conscience for tomorrow
You are poor but not slaved by money
Voting your conscience,thou art victors
All contestants,men and women alike.
INEC staffs,Ad hoc and regular.
Security agents, Corp members, You!
Ndị Anambra; Men, Women, Youths, All
Yes, You Voted Your Conscience.