The Igbo Elders Consultative Forum, IECF, has urged Nigerians to use their votes to retire unceremoniously all non-performing governors and state legislators from politics.
Ezeife said: “The Igbo Elders Consultative Forum wishes to encourage Nigerians to vote en masse in this weekend election and retire from politics all non-performing governors and legislators for a new and functional Nigeria.
“We encourage our people in various parts of the Federation, including South East, Lagos and Rivers states to go out and vote for candidates of their choice on Saturday without fear of molestation and intimidation as adequate security has been put in place for the protection of their lives and property.”
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He condemned the reported intimidation, harassment and destruction of shops and other property of non-indigenes in some parts of the country, especially in Lagos and Rivers States following the February 25 presidential election, but urged the people not to be discouraged to exercise their franchise on Saturday.
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“The shoddy work and unimpressive performance of INEC in the February 25 Presidential elections, the intimidation of voters and some party agents at some collation centers, the harassment and destruction of shops and property of none indigenes in Lagos, Rivers and other states in the country, as well as some incitements of some faceless scoundrels in the South East that threaten voters not to participate in the election, among other threats, should not discourage any person from voting because your votes will count in deciding who becomes your governor and state legislator.
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