The Ndigbo Unity Forum, a pan-Igbo socio-political group, has appealed to Ndigbo to come out en masse and vote on March 9 governorship and house of assembly elections.
In a statement, the President of the group, Comrade Augustine Chukwudum, said that the call became imperative following likely apathy which might occur after Saturday’s presidential election.
He said, “We are calling on Igbos to exercise their rights by coming out en mass on the day of Governorship and State Assembly Elections, on March 9.
“We also call on INEC to make sure the election is free and fair; while people must stop selling their votes and security agents must checkmate vote buyers, it is not good.”
Chukwudum called on the National Orientation Agency to help in voters education and guard against the menace of vote buying and selling.
He added, “People who sold their vote in the past do not know the value of what they have, that is why they do not know that they are selling their future, which is the power they have to elect good leaders.
“Now is the time to elect people who will be servant-leaders and not rulers who will take us backwards as it was in the time past.”