No less than 20 million Igbo across the country will be mobilised to exercise their civic rights in the 2019 general elections. This is just as restructuring will be a cardinal agenda for the Ndigbo in the elections.
This much was made known by Igbo Public Affairs Foundation (IPAF) as part of decisions reached at the end of its one-day strategic and sensitisation roundtable held, in Abuja, recently.
Following the adoption of its communiqué at the end of the meeting, IPAF president/convener, Uzor George Tiga, said it had become pertinent to review political activities in the country viz-a-viz Igbo participation in politics, as the build-up for the elections commences.
While denouncing the call for the boycott of the 2019 elections by the Igbo, the group said the call for restructuring was no longer a joke and hence the need for a change of strategy by Igbo political class; with a view to prioritising the participation and nurturing of Ndigbo to hold political offices.
“The call for restructuring of Nigeria is no longer a joke, it is a task, as IPAF will mobilise 20 million Igbo voters to discharge their civic rights come 2019; both within and outside the Southeast, without any fear of intimidation,” Tiga said.
Meanwhile, IPAF has commended the Igbo political leaders for the timely resolution of their political impasse, and now solidly supporting one of their own as vice presidential candidate.