Raphael Ede, Enugu
Igbo leaders have urged Ndigbo to ignore the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)’s call to boycott Saturday’s elections.
The leaders spoke at a Town Hall meeting organised for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) vice presidential candidate, Peter Obi, by the Igbo Improvement Union (IIU), in Enugu, yesterday.
They also enjoined Igbo to ensure they come out en masse and cast their votes for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and Obi.
Former governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, former PDP national chairman, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo and former minister of Health, Prof. Alphonsus B.C. Nwosu, were among those who spoke at the event.
In his remarks, Nwobodo boycott of the election is not in the best interest of the Igbo as a people.
On his part, Iwuanyanwu said the presidential election would guarantee the survival of Ndigbo as a nation.
Also speaking, Chairman of Enugu State Traditional Rulers’ Council, Ambassador Lawrence Agbubuzu, enjoined Ndigbo to restrain themselves from electoral violence.
Earlier in his address, Chairman of the Igbo Improvement Union, Chief Ugochukwu Agbala, said the meeting was to have an interface with the PDP vice presidential candidate.