Ohanaeze replies IPOB, insists Anambra governorship election must hold as schedule

Written by on November 13, 2017

A socio-political organization, Onanaeze Ndigbo has dismissed claims by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB that those hoping to vote in Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra State will die.


Onanaeze described those calling for the boycott of the election as enemies of the State, stressing that the elections must hold as schedule by the Independent National Electoral Commission.


Chairman of Ohanaeze in Anambra State, Chief Okeke Ogene, who made the statement yesterday, said the failure of residents to vote will be creating fertile ground for enemies to thrive. He added that if such a thing happens, the next likely thing to happen is a state of emergency, which will not be in the interest of peaceful co-existence.


IPOB had threatened Anambra residents with death if they come out to votes during the forthcoming governorship election in the state. Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force has said it would deploy additional twenty-six thousand personnel for the election. This is aside the twenty-one thousand personnel it had earlier promised to deploy for the election.

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