Veteran Nollywood actor Kanayo O. kanayo has urged Igbos in other parts of the country to stay put where they are so that they can spread their votes, at the general elections in February.
In a video shared on Tuesday, the ace actor also urged people of Igbo extraction to ignore any rumour that suggests they should leave their locations of residence for safety reasons pending when the election season is over.
During elections, citizens are only allowed to vote in the state where they’re registered to do so, often being their location of residence.
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In the post, Kanayo claimed that Igbos have well over 30 million votes, while also dispelling rumours are spreading about safety and security in what he described as a “deliberate ploy to cut down the number of available voters who are of Igbo descent.”
The film star also alleged that the rumours are geared towards reducing the number of Igbo people available to vote in the February 2023 presidential election — by making them exit their respective states for the east for safety reasons.
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“I make this post as a member of the presidential campaign council of the Labour Party but target it at Igbos. We have to preach to the Igbos who reside outside the southeast to stay put wherever they reside,” Kanayo said.
“All these rumours of war and attacks are geared towards putting fear into the Igbos to leave where they are.
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