- Governor Okorocha has given out advice to Igbo people ahead of the February 16 presidential election
- Speaking at a press briefing, the governor said Igbos would fail woefully if they did not vote wisely
- Okorocha also said that Igbos will enter into another era of political captivity if they fail to vote President Buhari
The governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has called on Igbos to ensure that they cast their votes wisely in the upcoming presidential elections.
Okorocha, who gave the warning at a press briefing in the Government House, Owerri on Tuesday, February 5, described the ongoing politics as a “war in a different dimension,” NAN reports.
He said that Igbos would fail woefully if they did not vote wisely noting that the choices they made in the past did not favour them.
According to him, Igbos will enter into another era of political captivity if they fail to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari.
While canvassing for the All Progressives Congress (APC), the governor also urged voters not to look for instant gratification but focus in the future. He maintained that voting for any other candidate would only serve to ensure a “systematic colonisation of the Igbo and he vowed to resist it.
He said: “There is a new political battle in Nigeria, similar to the civil war when Igbo went to war without knowing what they were going into. The same war is coming but in a different dimension and it requires intelligence; if the Igbo people do not behave well this time, they will suffer politically."
The governor explained that his desire to become a senator was to represent the interests of Imo people in particular and Igbo as a whole and also remain politically relevant.
He said that he regretted that some members of the National Assembly representing the zone were more interested on personal enrichment and promised to change the trend if elected.
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Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Okorocha called on the residents in the state and Nigerians as a whole to embrace peace as 2019 general elections draw closer.
Okorocha made the call in Owerri at the `Finger off the Trigger’ campaign, a peace initiative organisation in the southeast that sought for security, peace and stability toward the 2019 elections.
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