The traditional ruler of Ndigbo in Mushin, Lagos Nigeria, has called on Nigerians to come  out en masse to participate in the upcoming voters’ registration exercise so that they  will be able to elect credible leaders in 2011 elections.

Speaking the call during a sensitisation meeting with his subjects, Eze Umeh said that  the council of traditonal rulers in Mushin under Ndigbo, has commenced mobilisation of  Ndigbo in Mushin to participate in the exercise in preparation for the next general  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 of  Ndigbo as he expressed optimism that his party the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, will  norminate him for a second term.

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“When you see what the governor is doing in the state, in terms of development, it has  become necessary that every effort must be made to ensure that he comes back,” Umeh said.

He said that since the new INEC has promised that votes will count in the next elections,  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 most  of the inmates in the orphanages are suffering from hunger because it seems that the  society has forgotten them.

The council of Obi Ndigbo recently donated some items worth thousands of naira to the  orphanages in the state.

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—Cyriacus Izuekwe