Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo has appealed to Igbo Returnees for the postponed general elections to remain at home and wait behind to cast their votes as the new date approaches.
This appeal was contained in a statement by the President General, John Nnia Nwodo (Jnr.) on Sunday.
Nwodo said he was aware of the hardship the postponement brought upon them, which was one of the prices they have to pay for freedom, saying that liberty cannot be secured on a platter of gold but a struggle.
Nwodo stated, “My dear brothers and sisters, I am aware of the immense hardship the sudden postponement of the 16th February 2019 election has brought on all of us. This I know is one of the prices we can be called upon to make for independence. After all, freedom is never secured on a platter of gold. It is a struggle. This is our struggle.
“I, therefore, urge all Ndigbo who relocated for the purpose of the election to remain in their places and not travel back to their stations but wait or ensure they come back if they travel, for the Saturday, 23rd February election. A few days wait is better than another four years of uncertainty, hardship and slavery.
“May the Almighty God safeguard and guide you as you labour to fulfil our collective agreement,” he said.