Igbo World Assembly resolves not to back presidential candidates without restructuring agenda.
Dr. Nwachukwu Anakwenze, the President-General of the Igbo World Assembly, made this declaration in an interview in Awka on Friday.
“the group has resolved not to support presidential candidates, whose manifestos for the upcoming polls did not include the restructuring of the country.”
Adding that the decision was informed by the imperativenes of restructuring as a more pragmatic way to move Nigeria forward.
According to him, any presidential candidate who does not capture restructuring and devolution of power in his manifesto will lose the support of the group.
He said that the group seriously supported the enthronement of an egalitarian society, where all Nigerians would be treated fairly and equitably, irrespective of one’s tribe and religious beliefs.
Anakwenze, who is also the Traditional Prime Minister of Abagana in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure free, fair and credible electoral process.
He also admonished Nigerians to unite against election rigging and ensure that only credible and competent candidates were elected.
Anakwenze said the group had yet to adopt any political party ahead of the general elections.
He said that they were keenly watching the candidates to isolate the ones with the track record of discipline, accountability, responsibility and transparency.
“We want a leadership that would have a human face, being responsive to the feelings of the common masses, who they swore to defend.” (NAN)