The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths Worldwide on Tuesday advised Igbos in Bayelsa and Kogi who are eligible to vote in the states to vote their conscience and avoid being manipulated by politicians.
The group stated this in a press statement made available to Lanre News by in a press statement made available to Lanre News by its Secretary-General, Okwu Nnabuike.
The press statement in full:
(1) Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide observed that Most Government policies and procedures outside Igboland had continued to make Igbos face critical challenges.
Challenges like untold hardship through harshed induced environment make it unsafe for them to thrive in their business endeavours and make fortunes
(2) OYC is calling Igbos in Bayelsa and Kogi States to use their PVCs and show strength by voting against candidates who will likely not protect their interest, who likely will use the instrument of government to disrespect them in terms of harsh business policies and demolition of Igbo targeted markets.
They should vote for candidates whose policies will not discriminate against their children in schools and disrespect their constitutional rights of Igbos in Bayelsa and Kogi States.
Irrespective of party, Igbos should vote their Conscience, there’s no Igbo Party in Bayelsa and Kogi States elections.
(3) Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide had cancelled all endorsements of candidates in Bayelsa and Kogi States ahead of Guber elections holding on November 16th 2019 done by anyone using the name of Ohanaeze Youths.
As there is no authorisation for Igbos to take side for any candidate, it’s the exclusive rights of Igbos with PVCs residing in Bayelsa and Kogi States to constitutional exercise their franchise and vote according to their conscience.
There is no preferred candidates or imposed party or any Igbo Party or imposed decision on Igbos to vote for anyone, go out en-mass and deliver your Bloc Votes to any Candidate of your choice, We Urge security agents to protect voters especially Igbos during the Nov 16th elections, as Igbos were traumatized in some places like Lagos during the last general election.