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An elder statesman and Chairman Ohanaeze Ndigbo Council of Elders, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has appealed to the youths in Anambra State not to shed blood of innocent citizens who will turn out to vote on November 6, governorship election.
According to him, those who may lose their lives if there was any disturbance during the forthcoming election are our brothers and sisters.
Iwuanyanwu, who made the appeal on Monday in Owerri, spoke in his capacity as the Chairman Council of Elders Ohanaeze Ndigbo, adding that if the Saturday, November 6 election is disrupted, the people of Anambra State and indeed Ndigbo will be the losers.
He said that the success of the election is very vital and crucial to the people of Anambra State and Ndigbo in general.
Iwuanyanwu stressed that Anambra state is a cradle of development and achievements in education, politics, industry, commerce, and religion, pointing out that Onitsha was the first port of call in 1857, when the white missionaries came to Igboland.
Iwuanyanwu said that in terms of Industry and economy Anambra is a leading state.
Iwuanyanwu who noted that the youths are agitated especially those in Anambra State appealed to them to sheathe their sword and allow peace to reign for the election to hold in the interest of Ndigbo and Anambra state.
He said that he is with the cooperation of the governments and Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide working on the industrialisation programme for South East to transform Igboland into an economy that will create job for our youths and produce goods and services to improve our Gross Domestic Product and advance our contribution toward Gross National Product.
Iwuanyanwu advised the youths in the South East to sheathe their sword and act within the ambit of law.
He urged all in Anambra to allow the election to hold on November 6, to show the world that this generation of Igbos and youths are determined to preserve the legacies of their forebears and indeed surpass those records.
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