Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 16 April 2015 | 3,167 times
With few rescheduled elections left to conclude the 2015 general elections, a leader of the Progressives Peoples Alliance (PPA) in Anambra State, Mr. Godwin Ezeemo, has called on the Igbos to make up their mind on their political future, if they want to remain relevant in Nigerian politics.
Speaking yesterday in Awka, Ezeemo noted that this was the right time for Ndigbo to come together and chart a course for the way forward politically.
According to him, the outcome of the 2015 general elections is a pointer for Igbo leaders to come together and evolve a laudable ideology that will make it possible for them to remain relevant in the politics of the country.
“The elections are over, but it is not over till Igbo learn how to see each other as one, plan as one and remove every self interest that could undermine the collective interest of the people.
“To achieve this, every Igbo should see something good in a fellow Igbo and support the common objective whether they are in the same political party or not. Whatever that will help to build a strong Igbo nation must be pursed at all cost,” he said.
Ezeemo, however, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for giving the country a fairly credible election and condemned in strong terms what he called the open or closed inducement of voters either by government in power, politicians or wealthy members of the society seeking political positions.
He described as awful, the trend of events whereby the political adult players were bequeathing to the youth and upcoming generation, the belief that elections must be won at all cost.
Ezeemo said: “When you desire to serve your people in any political capacity, all you need do is to showcase yourself and ideology and if they accept you, so be it.”
He called on INEC to instill in their staff the spirit of sincerity, honesty, fair play and patriotism saying that any wrong pronouncement of result in any capacity could be catastrophic.
•Photo shows Ezeemo.
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