The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Youth Council Worldwide has warned Igbo youths to resist the temptation to involve themselves in ballot box snatching and vote buying.
Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, in a press statement in Abakaliki, called on the youths of the zone not to toe the path of some Igbo elders who he said have sold their conscience.
According to him, Ndigbo youths should troop out en masse and vote the presidential candidate as directed by Igbo political leaders.
“We must remind our Igbo youths that some Igbo elders have sold their conscience to the devil and their directives to Igbo youths are declared null and void, as they only represent their selfish interest.
“They are after what they will gain personally against the collective interest of Igbo youths who wallow in abject poverty because of high rate of unemployment.
“We will align with the position of southeast governors who are the political leaders of Ndigbo to decide Igbo voting pattern in the presidential election holding on Saturday 23rd 2019. We will make it crystal clear that no other Igbo leadership have the moral right to direct Ndigbo.
“Igbo youths will do the needful on Saturday. We call on Igbo youths not to engage in any form of electoral malpractice or snatching of ballot boxes. We are aware of the ongoing vote buying and efforts by gang of elders to send gullible youths to their early grave. We will resist any form of election violence.
“Igbo youths should go out and vote according to their conscience on Saturday 23rd February presidential election without fear or favour but vote Igbo interest”, he stated.