Elections: Group urges South-East to ignore IPOB’s boycott call

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By Stanley Nwanosike

#TrackNigeria: A Pan Igbo group, Ndigbo Unity Forum (NUF) has urged the South-East electorate to reject call by the  Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to boycott the forthcoming general elections.

President of the group, Comrade Augustine Chukwudum, made the call in a statement issued in Enugu on Wednesday while reacting to a recent call for a boycott of the Presidential election.

Chukwudum  described it as “idiotic and political madness’’, which must not be allowed to happen.

“Anybody or group that calls on Ndigbo not to vote is an everlasting enemy of Igbos and the South-East people because this is the time to free us (Ndigbo) from political bondage we have been into in the past 49 years.

“We, hereby, call on Ndigbo to go and get their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) as this will enable them to vote during February and March general elections,’’ he said.

The NUF boss said that the group also disagreed with IPOB over its call on its members to vote out Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi.

Chukwudum noted that the move against Gov. Umahi was an insult on Igbos because the governor had performed more than past governors of the state.

“Since the creation of the state, no governor can be compared to Gov. Umahi on development within three years; even past and present governors in South-East cannot equal his record.

“NUF calls on Umahi to ignore the IPOB and continue with his good work for the people of Ebonyi State,’’ he said.

The group also called on Igbo leaders to call the proscribed group to order. With reports by NAN)

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