– Anambra state governor has addressed the threat by IPOB to boycott election in the state
– The governor said the threat is being sponsored by people from outside Anambra
– He threatened to fight against any peace disruption during and after the election
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has reacted to Indigenous People of Biafra’s threat to stop the November 2017 gubernatorial election from holding in the state.
Obiano, who spoke less than 24 hours after the visit of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, to Ekwulobia, said his government would crush anyone attempting to disrupt peace and order during the state election..
We learnt that Obiano, while speaking at the Prof. Dora Akunyili Women’s Development on Monday, said: “We shall all rise up and confront any person or group that attempts to disrupt peace or cause chaos during the election.
“We cannot allow somebody from another state to invade our peaceful state and issue unwelcome directives to us. We will not fold our hands and watch such an individual bring in people from Abia, Enugu and other places to disrupt order in our state. “Ignore the empty threats. Go about your lawful business and sleep with both eyes closed. I will keep watch over you with my two eyes open. I will let anyone who dares us know I am from Aguleri.
Meanwhile, IPOB has denied reports that its leader Nnamdi Kanu withdrew the group’s call for a boycott of the November 18, Anambra election. The group said at no time did Kanu say IPOB will be part of the elections in the state. The media aide to the IPOB leader, Darlington Okolie, said Kanu has not had a change of mind regarding the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra.