Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Igbo leaders, traditional titled holders and other stakeholders from the four South – Eastern states in Nasarawa state have called for free, fair, transparent and credible elections in 2019.
The elders who made the call when they converged in Karu, Nasarawa State to celebrate the 2018 new yam festival stressed the need to strengthen the security apparatus, ensure peace through cultural rebirth and collaborations among the ethnic groups in Nigeria.
According to His Royal Majesty, Igwe Ochendo Ogidi- Igbo, Eze Igbo 1 of Ado Kingdom and the wakili of Ado in Nasarawa state, the call for the peaceful conduct of next years elections is to avoid the repeat of the heightened tension that characterized the 2015 general elections.
He noted that encouraging cultural collaboration would not only bring together Nigerians of diversed cultures and traditions, but would enhanced integration among the people. Read more