A former national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh, has said the massive turnout of voters in the Anambra governorship election showed that the people truly defied the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Punch reports that Umeh, who is the head of the Willie Obiano re-election committee, explained that there was no way the people could have obeyed the agitating group.
The report said Umeh spoke at a unit in Aguluzigbo Ward, Aniocha Local Government Area.
“Our people wouldn’t have agreed to boycott the election.
“We told our people not to stay away from the polls because of fears that some people will hurt them.
“You can see today that both the young and elderly voted. They heeded the call,” he reportedly said while noting that the group would have been more effective if its members participated in the political process.
“I appealed to IPOB members to come out and vote. They should participate in the democratic process. That is the only way we can solve our problems.
“The only viable way for Igbo to succeed in Nigeria is through participation in the democratic process.
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“If IPOB can organise themselves and vote as a bloc, they can get what they want,” Umeh added while expressing optimism that Obiano would win the election.
NAIJ.com earlier gave live updates on the governorship election in Anambra state.
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