LAGOS- A social cultural group, Anya-Ndi-Igbo, has called on all Nigerians to hold faith with the electoral process, remain steadfast and law-abiding, vigilant and resolute during Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections.
The group made the call in a statement jointly signed by Elder Uma Eleazu (President of the Board of Trustees, BOT, of the group), Mr Chris Okoye (President), Sir Okey Nwadinobi (Secretary), Elder K. U. Kalu (Abia State Rep./BOT Member), Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife (Anambra State Rep./BOT Member) and Prof. Chinedu Nebo (Enugu State Rep./BOT Member).
Others members of the group include Prof. Chidi Osuagwu (Imo State Rep./BOT Member), Dr. John Otu (Ebonyi State Rep./BOT Member), Prof. Uche Azikiwe (Rep. of Women Organisations), Chief Emeka Diwe (President, Association of Igbo Town Unions), and, Mr Delly Ajofor (BOT Member).
Dr Amadi Ebube (President, Global Igbo Leaders (GIL), Dr Kachi Nwoga (Chairman, Political Action Committee), and Mr Ikechukwu Amaechi (Chairman, Media and Strategic Committee), are also members of the group.
The group commended Nigerian voters across board for heeding its call to vote the Labour Party (LP) Candidate, Mr Peter Obi, during the Presidential Election on Feb. 25.
“You all came out patriotically to fulfill your civic duties against the so-called odds of INEC’S logistics and technical challenges.
“We appreciate your response to our appeal, and we salute you. We hereby call on you once again to repeat the performance during the Gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections on March 11.
“We invite you again to cast your votes for candidates who have integrity, competence, capacity, and who are responsive to the common good,” it said.
The group urged Nigerians to use their votes to usher in change that is good for all, especially for the teeming youths yearning for better governance that would guarantee good paying jobs, security, and better opportunities at the state levels.
“We enjoin you to acquaint yourselves with the logos of all the Political Parties to enable you cast your votes appropriately.
“This is especially important for voters in the rural areas, where not much voter education is conducted.
“We call on all Nigerians to hold faith with the electoral process, to remain steadfast and law-abiding, vigilant and resolute during the elections; even as all aggrieved parties head to the law courts to get justice for electoral infractions against them and their parties.
“We urge that you cast your votes and watch over your votes. Remember, until your vote is cast, collated, counted and transmitted, it does not count,” it added.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Governorship and House of Assembly elections is slated for Saturday. (NAN)