Ohanaeze Urges Igbos To Vote En Masse During Elections
Condemns El-Rufai’s threat to foreign observers
Igbos should turn out and vote en masse in the oncoming elections. Boycott of elections like boycott of census will do us more harm, Ohanaeze spokesman advises IPOB and MASSOB
The spokesman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Mr. Chuks Ibegbu has called on Ndigbo to come out and vote en masse in the oncoming elections and on no account should they boycott the elections.
Mr. Ibegbu made the encouragement in press release issued on Thursday and made available to Elombahnews.
Ibegbu advised the Indigenous People of Biafra [IPOB] and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra [MASSOB] to mobilise their members and use their PVCs to remove unpopular governments at all levels instead of shunning the election .
He noted that it was the boycott of the 2006 census as directed by Raph Uwazurike that made Ndigbo to be the minority of the majorities in Nigeria today, even when we are yet to get the Biafra they are talking of.
“Even if they will later get the Biafra , they are Nigerians for now and need to participate in Nigeria issues,” Ibegbu advised.
“If we fail to vote , winners will still emerge even with one vote and rule over us.
“As for the Referendum they are talking about , there are legal processes for that and it’s not something done without the consent of major stakeholders in the area , including the National Assembly and also the international community.
“Let us not put our people in an obtuse situation,” Ibegbu warned.
On the threat to Foreigners by El-Rufai, Ibegbu warned against such threat to people who are concerned about the credibility of Nigeria elections.
He noted that instead of condemning the Chadians, Nigeriens, Malians , Cameroonians and citizens of some neighboring countries who have invaded North to compromise our elections, El-Rufai would be threatening fire and brimstone to innocent foreigners that advocate a free and fair election in Nigeria.
Ibegbu warned against any form of rigging in the 2019 polls as such will spell doom for the country.
On the purported crisis in Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Ibegbu noted that there is no crisis in the apex Igbo body.
He observed that during elections, several organisations have divergences due to diverging interests and that it was normal.
He advised whoever wins the 2019 Presidential polls to take all the country as his constituency .
Finally Ibegbu warned the army not to harm IPOB and MASSOB activists for any reason in so far as they are harmless and nonviolent.