Ignore Sit-At-Home Orders, Vote Massively – South East Traditional Rulers




Determined to boost voters’ turnout in the fast-approaching 2023 General Elections, the South-East Council of Traditional Rulers (SECTR) has urged its subjects and all residents of Nigeria’s South-East geopolitical zone to ignore any sit-at-home order and massively go out to vote for their preferred candidates.

SECTR stated this in a communiqué issued on Friday at the end of its first 2023 Executive Committee Meeting at the Old Eastern Nigeria House of Chiefs, Enugu.

The meeting, according to the communiqué, deliberated on the role of traditional institution in ensuring peace and security in the South-East, particularly in the runup to the General Elections and took a number of decisions.

“First, the Royal Fathers called on the people of the South-East to go out en masse to vote for their preferred candidates during the elections and to ignore any order for sit-at-home.

“Second, the Council appealed to the security agencies to create a conducive and safe environment for the General Elections, while calling on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to act professionally and patriotically.

“Third, the killings and destruction of property in South-Eastern Region and across the country are condemned in strong terms by the Council.

“Fourth, the Council called on all Traditional Rulers to take control of their various domains during the upcoming elections for peaceful, free and credible elections to take place,” the communiqué read.

The document was signed by the Chairman, South-East Council of Traditional Rulers and the Chairman of the Enugu State Council of Traditional Rulers, Igwe Lawrence Agubuzu; the Obi of Onitsha and Chairman, Anambra State Council of Traditional Rulers, Igwe Alfred Achebe; and the Ezeamara of Eziama Ntigha and Chairman, Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Joseph Nwabeke.


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