Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has warned Nigerians to be wary of politicians who claimed that their forms were purchased by people, describing such aspirants as scammers.
The Chidi-Ibeh led Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, stated this in a statement signed by the Secretary-General of the group, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital.
The Igbo group, maintained that no Nigerian youth can afford to pay exorbitant fees for politicians who they said have destroyed the future of the younger generation with huge deficits and debts, external borrowing and squandering of the nation’s Treasury.
Ohanaeze decried the dramatic increase in the purchase of Presidential nomination forms of political parties in the contest for the 2023 election.
The group called for massive registration of voter’s card by Nigerians, especially Ndigbo following the forthcoming 2023 elections, insisting that the peoples votes must count.
The statement reads, “Ndigbo worldwide has alerted Nigerians to be wary of the current deceitful tricks now in vogue aimed at ridiculously mocking the intelligence of Nigerians. The dramatic increase in the purchases of Presidential nomination forms of political parties for politicians in contests for 2023 is a subterfuge, and deception, as no Nigerian youth can afford to pay exorbitant fees for politicians who have destroyed the future of the younger generation with huge deficits and debts, external borrowing and squandering of the nation’s Treasury.
“With the signing of the new electoral law, and hope for credible elections and a transparent transition process, it’s time for massive registration of voter’s card by Nigerians especially Ndigbo. We are bestowed with the obligation to update our people scattered across the country in 774 Lgas, that there is fresh hope that your votes will count in 2023.
“We are aware of the loss of interests in the elections since 1999, and corrupt politicians had capitalized on the apathy of Nigerians to impose unpopular and corrupt politicians on Nigerians in connivance with INEC and security agents. Igbos should get their PVCs ready and chase away hypocrites and impostors in power.
“We are aware of the fact that in 2011 some from our zone won two Federal seats and the house of Assembly seats in Lagos, but in 2015 and 2019 with the loopholes in the electoral process, there was coercion and oppression against Ndigbo in Lagos, but the scenario will be different in 2023.
“We are excited to inform Ndigbo to stop the boycott and participate in 2023 elections in every electoral Ward they found themselves across the country. We have the numerical strength to push for a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction in 2023, but it starts with the registration of Voters card, Ipob and Massob members should get their own for elections and future referendum”.