The Movement for the Election of Nigeria President of Igbo Extraction, in a statement issued from the organisation’s national organizer, Vincent Ezekwueme, called on delegates to select Igbo aspirants based on the principles of justice and equality
Mr Ezekwueme also urged political parties to be transparent and impartial in selecting candidates for the presidential election.
He noted that it was important to remind delegates that the difficult task of selecting candidates for the presidency of the party depended on them, adding that Nigerians need the best.
According to him, this requires Nigerians to vote with their conscience and conviction without regard to race, family, racial, religious or ethnic affiliation.
“Delegates should out of patriotism, social justice, equity, morality, good conscience and national interest vote for best candidates with overarching interest to tackle socioeconomic and political challenges bedeviling the country,” he stressed. “We passionately appeal to APC and PDP to zone their presidential candidates to the South-East to assuage cries of marginalisation, douse political tension, agitations and give a sense of belonging to the South-East.”
He further urged delegates to pray for “the spirit of God to direct and influence their choice of candidates that will be capable if elected to transform the country for better, improve security of lives and properties,” explaining that this is “another golden opportunity for delegates to be harbingers for changing our politics from transactional to transformational.”
“Our dear delegates don’t mortgage your conscience, rather think about the future, progress, prosperity and betterment of our country. The destiny of the country is in your hands, vote for the best candidate in order to actualise the Nigeria of our dreams, hopes and aspirations,” he stated.