July 2, 2022 8:56 am

June 12: IWU Appeals To PMB Over MNK, Task Igbos On PVCs


The Igbo World Union, IWU has passionately appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to use the joy and good tidings that surrounds the June 12 anniversary celebration and the successes recorded by Democracy in action in Nigeria to release the detained IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

Interacting with our correspondent in Umuahia, Abia State, the Gburugburu Ndigbo Dum and IWU President General, Sir Mishak Nnanta KJW KSM JP believed that the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at this moment of celebration by the President will add more colours to the nation’s 23 years of uninterrupted people’s government.

Observing that June 12, 2022 would be the last democracy day celebration by Buhari as the elected President of the country, Nnanta expressed hope that the President would perform a fatherly role towards the release of the IPOB leader.

Mbazulike Amaechi (seated) with President Muhammadu Buhari and others during a visit

Nnanta vividly recalled that the first Republic Aviation Minister, Elder Statesman Mbazulike Amaechi, the Founder Vision Africa International, Bishop Sunday Onuoha among other delegations had visited the President on that regard.

L-R President Muhammadu Buhari, Bishop Sunday Onuoha among others who visited the President

Nnanta moreover passionately called on Ndigbo resident in the Southeast and outside the zone to as a matter of priority and urgent necessity, equip themselves with their Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs before the INEC June 30 deadline.

The IWU President General also expressed deep concern over the eligible voters in Lagos who were not registered for voting or were being deprived the chance to register for voting as a result of the activities of hoodlums.

He equally expressed worries over the recent statistics released by the INEC where the Southeast is at the bottom of the INEC table with only 550,771 new registered voters since after the 2019 general elections, thus bringing the total number of registered voters in the zone to 10,574, 956 as at May 30, 2022.

While calling for a change of attitude towards this development, Nnanta however wondered why the Igbos who suspended their businesses in Lagos to ensure they register for their PVCs were allegedly attacked, pointing out that this ugly incident is inimical to the electoral processes.

Sir Mishak Nnanta

Nnanta further encouraged the eligible Igbo voters who do not yet have the voter card not to be deterred but to get registered immediately before the deadline.

He maintained that the quest to realize the Nigerian President of Southeast extraction project would be possible if the zone could mobilise the number of registered voters needed to give it advantage over other regions.

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