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Anambra poll: NOA assures electorates of safety

Anambra poll: NOA assures electorates of safety

The coalition said the residents of the state should shun the "vote and die" threat by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which is meant to coerce voters into boycotting Saturday's gubernatorial election. "This is scary", one of them said.

Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, the state's Resident Electoral Commissioner, assured the national chairman that staff of the commission was committed to ensuring a hitch-free election.

It added that no armed security personnel would be allowed within the polling units, adding that armed police detachments on patrol vehicles would patrol the streets and other locations throughout the state to prevent crime.

The group in their numbers marched along major roads such as Awka road, old market road, New market road, main market as well as to Oguta road, saying there would be no election in Anambra State and Biafra land pending the referendum for the exit of Biafra from Nigeria.

"Anambra State gubernatorial election is scheduled to hold on the 18th of November, 2017".

"A country like Nigeria riddled with institutionalised injustice can not conduct a free and fair election".

National Youth Council of Nigeria has appealed to Nigerian youth, traditional rulers, religious leaders and political stakeholders in Anambra to support the INEC in ensuring Credible and Non- violence election. We will not participate, we will not vote.

"I am the governor of Anambra state and all the paraphernalia of my office must be there".

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"IPOB Intelligence Unit has uncovered plans by APC to import voters from Imo State with the help of Rochas Okorocha".

The warning came as the Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, dismissed claims by the proscribed IPOB that the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State would not hold. Powerful basted, making reference to the now concluded Operation Python dance of the Nigerian Army. "To tell them that the genuine power belong to the people and we are withholding it for good and sake of our freedom", Ogbonnaya reiterated.

"On no account must any vehicles pass through Anambra State because some politicians at the payroll of Fulani caliphate are hell-bent on causing trouble on the 18 by importing alien voters into Anambra State". In addition, other security and safety agencies, which are members of Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) in the state are also deployed to complement the Police. We hereby demand their release.

"Assurances by security agencies only represent necessary first steps".

Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, disclosed this in a statement yesterday.

"Anybody insisting that there won't be election in Anambra State is an enemy of the people".

"We can not completely rule out the possibility of IPOB trying to disrupt the polls as they have been accused of harassing political party stalwarts and candidates, including a confrontation with incumbent Governor Willie Obiano during a church service on July 30, 2017 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Ekwuluobia", the report said.

The party said that it wishes to "advise all purveyors of electoral malfeasance and brigandage who are neck-deep and hell-bent on rigging the election to have a rethink, repent and jettison the unwholesome, diabolical and untenable idea".


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