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Igbo elders assert that boycotting elections will not lead to Biafra.

Anyone who calls for a sit-in or a boycott of the general elections, according to the Igbo Elders Consultative Forum, would be treated as an enemy of the Igbo nation.

The forum said on Wednesday that the best chance for the South-East to have a Nigerian president since independence in 1960 is in 2023.

The Igbo Elders, which include Chief Simeon Okeke, the former chairman of the Police Service Commission; Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, who was governor of Anambra State previously; During a press conference in Abuja, Prof. Charles Nwekeaku, a senior lecturer in the Department of Public Administration at Nasarawa State University, Keffi, and others issued the warning.

They insisted that the South-East must host the general elections.

Okeke advised those agitating for Biafra that their votes, not bullets, would be more effective means of achieving their goal.

He stated, “Elections must be held in the South-East.” We urge residents of the Southeast to vote in large numbers on February 25 for their preferred candidates. The Igbo nation will view those calling for a sit-in at home as enemies.
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The local elders urged people to follow the global approach and learn from past events and similar circumstances.

“You could argue that your demand for separate existence is a fundamental human right,” he went on to say. However, Nigeria is not the only country where people seek a separate existence. Scotland, for example, which is a part of Britain, is trying to live independently. The same is true in Spain, where Barcelona demands the same thing. They are not demanding it by imposing an unnecessary sit-at-home order or by killing and maiming their fellow citizens.

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“They do it by taking part effectively in their nation’s overall races, where they support competitors who will be their voice in their parliament, where they contend for their situation and push it through a mandate to choose what direction to head. Why not follow your request in a civilized manner and take a page from them? Violence, self-sacrifice, and staying at home when parents should be working and children should be in school are never ways to gain Biafra.

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A sit-at-home order has been forced on residents of the Southeast. This abnormality, which has likewise been stretched out to the Final voting day, when individuals are anticipating utilizing their vote to express their real thoughts, should not be permitted to occur.

“The combined voices of elders, youths, men and women, as well as our retired military and paramilitary officers, have come out to state unequivocally and reject this situation in its entirety for this reason,” the statement reads.

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