The Association of Igbo Town Unions (ASETU) has disclosed the reason they are yet to make a statement on the presidential candidate they would be endorsing in the 2023 election.
The group said the reason for it’s silence is because they intend to allow Nigerians all over the world make informed choices devoid of tribal or any other cheap considerations.
Speaking via a communique issued after a meeting in Enugu and signed by the National President, Chief Emeka Diwe, the group called on Nigerians not to approach the forthcoming presidential election with tribal sentiments but to evaluate the presidential candidates based on their integrity, justice, equity, track-record and deliverable ability.
The communique said, “The Town Unions thank the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), for adopting the Voters Accreditation System (BVAs).
“The umbrella body of all Igbo in Nigeria and diaspora, is of the view that if the system is well-managed by INEC, it will go a long way in reducing rigging, over voting, ballot box stuffing and carting away, including checking other electoral fraud.
“Also, Igbo Town Unions observed with appreciation the unusual patriotic zeal of Nigeria youths with which they pursue the collective goal of taking back Nigeria from those who have held it captive for many years.”
The association also urged the Federal Government to prove that they are truly abiding by the rule of law and release the proscribed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.