The World Igbo Congress (WIC) has said it is watching with grave concern the political development in Nigeria, following the Supreme Court “judicial coup” that overturned the electoral mandate given to Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and handed victory to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), candidate, Hope Uzodinma, who came a distant fourth position.
In a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Hon. Basil Onwukwe, WIC said: “We call on all stakeholders in Igboland to remain vigilant with the utmost decorum in the face of these developments. We thank Ihedioha for taking a bold step, in his call for total submission to peace and unity of Imolites.
“The protection of life and property of our people is of great importance. We advise Hope Uzodima to ensure that peace and tranquility is maintained in our homeland.”
It maintained that any institution or individual that is being used by external incursions, aimed at destabilising the culture and traditions of the people will not be tolerated by WIC.