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Demonstrate genuine desire for credible election, WIC tells FG

By Innocent Anoruo
02 November 2021   |   2:40 am
World Igbo Congress (WIC) has called on the Federal Government to de-escalate the tension in the South East and demonstrate a genuine desire to conduct free and fair elections in Anambra State to improve the country’s political and economic development.

World Igbo Congress (WIC) has called on the Federal Government to de-escalate the tension in the South East and demonstrate a genuine desire to conduct free and fair elections in Anambra State to improve the country’s political and economic development.

In a statement made available to The Guardian, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Basil Onwukwe, urged the Federal Government to recognise the increased agitation for equity and fairness in governance and find solutions.

The statement reads: “We call on the Federal government and its apparatuses to de-escalate the tension and demonstrate a genuine desire to conduct free and fair elections to improve the country’s political and economic development.

“The increased agitation for equity and fairness in governance is real and solutions are required. The Federal Government must recognise this fact and do something. The youths, who are the highest voting demography, are either incarcerated in various Department of State Services (DSS) cells or correctional centres in Nigeria. 

“The heightened insecurity in a militarised South East region explains it all and is driving the desire to abandon the election in Anambra State. It is worrisome that after the recent coordinated violence to destabilise Anambra, the security agents have not made any credible arrest of the killers. All the desperate plans to pitch Ndigbo against one another has failed.” stated.

It, however, warned against the attempt to replicate the Imo State scenario, as “any decision to enthrone rejected candidates again in Igboland will not be acceptable.”