A socio-political organisation, 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.
The body described those calling for the boycott of the election as enemies of the State, stressing that elections must hold as schedule
by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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.
According to Ogene, “Anambra people have agreed that there will be an election in the state. If there is any group saying there won’t be the election, we want to put it to that group that the election must take place.
“Anybody insisting that there won’t be an election in Anambra State is an enemy of the people.
|The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)|
“If such a group succeeds in creating a scene here, it will only be preparing a fertile ground for our enemies to penetrate our territory.
“And if such a thing happens, the next likely thing to happen is a state of emergency, which will not be in the interest of our
co-existence, he said.
IPOB had threatened Anambra residents with death if they come out to votes during the forthcoming governorship election in the state.