Ndigbo leaders task Nigerians on PVCs ahead of 2023 polls
Ndigbo leaders in Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, appealed to Nigerians, especially women and youths, to take the issue of obtaining their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), ahead of the next general elections, with all seriousness.
The leaders, who include the Co-ordinator of Ndigbo in Lagos APC, Eze Uche Dimgba, and Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Drainages, Joe Igbokwe, at a stakeholders’ meeting, said women and youths, with their population and intellectual capacity, have what it takes to turn the politics of Nigeria around if they are desirous.
Dimgba said the time has come for “more Igbo descendants to embrace APC in Lagos so that the dividend of democracy would reach all and sundry.”
He said any right-thinking Ndigbo person would not at this period opt out of a winning party. “This is the time our people should consider it appropriate to partner with the ruling party, especially in Lagos State,” he said.
In his remarks, Igbokwe, who is also the immediate past Publicity Secretary of Lagos APC, said there was need for continued synergy among all the ethnic groups in the state for a better Nigeria.
He urged Ndigbo to identify with the ruling party, noting that the platform had “offered our people great opportunities to serve since Nigeria returned to democratic rule in 1999 right under the administrations of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Babatunde Fashola, Akinwunmi Ambode and incumbent Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.” He equally appealed to those behind the crisis in the South-East region to give peace chance.
“Pray for sanity to return to the South East. Pray for peace in Igboland. We must not joke with it. In doing so, we will enjoy the dividend of democracy,” Igbokwe pleaded.