Don’t boycott 2019 polls, decision not in Igbo interest , guber candidate begs IPOB
By Steve Oko
The governorship candidate of the Young Peoples Party , YPP, Mr. Joseph Nkoro, has appealed to the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, to back down on its threat to boycott the 2019 elections, arguing that such action is detrimental to Igbo interest.
His appeal is coming on the heels of a renewed threat by IPOB to stay away from the elections.
Nkoro made the appeal when he stormed the Afaraukwu Umuahia home of the IPOB Leader, Nnamdi kanu to condole with the family over the military raid of his father’s palace during Operation Python Dance ll.
Kanu’s father, HRM, Eze Israel Kanu is the traditional ruler of Afaraukwu community, and his whereabouts has remained a subject of controversy since after the raid over a year ago.
He begged IPOB leadership to revisit the decision due to its far -reaching implications on the political future of the Igbo nation.
” Boycotting the election will be detrimental to our future. I think Nigeria’s problem is leadership and once we get it right Nigeria will move forward “.
Nkoro argued that without participating in the forthcoming elections, there was no way the people could install the type of leadership they deserve.
He sympathised with IPOB on their agitation for Biafra restoration, a right he noted, was guaranteed in the constitution but cautioned against radical approaches that could jeopardise Igbo political future.
According to him full participation in electoral process is the easiest way to vote out enimical administrations and enthrone the right leadership that will better their lot.
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