The traditional ruler of Ndigbo in Mushin, Lagos Nigeria, has called on Nigerians to comeÂ out en masse to participate in the upcoming voters’ registration exercise so that theyÂ will be able to elect credible leaders in 2011 elections.
Speaking the call during a sensitisation meeting with his subjects, Eze Umeh said thatÂ the council of traditonal rulers in Mushin under Ndigbo, has commenced mobilisation ofÂ Ndigbo in Mushin to participate in the exercise in preparation for the next generalÂ elections.
He also drummed support for Lagos State governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola.
Umeh said he has reasons to mobilise Ndigbo to ensure that Fashola got the votes ofÂ Ndigbo as he expressed optimism that his party the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, willÂ norminate him for a second term.
â€œWhen you see what the governor is doing in the state, in terms of development, it hasÂ become necessary that every effort must be made to ensure that he comes back,â€ Umeh said.
He said that since the new INEC has promised that votes will count in the next elections,Â there was need for everyone to participate in the voters’ registration exercise.
The monarch also urged Nigerians to remember the less-privileged in the society as mostÂ of the inmates in the orphanages are suffering from hunger because it seems that theÂ society has forgotten them.
The council of Obi Ndigbo recently donated some items worth thousands of naira to theÂ orphanages in the state.