Nothing Should Stop Anambra Election, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB

Reacting to the proposed one week sit-at-home the apex pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has warn that nothing should threaten the November 6 governorship election in Anambra state. The spokesperson for the group, Chief Alex Ogbonnia, warned all parties to tread with caution, saying it would be unwise to stop the Anambra polls.

Chief Alex Ogbonnia, who said this in an interview with one of our correspondents on Saturday, called for calm while efforts to ensure Nnamdi Kanu’s release were being made by Igbo leaders.

According to his words; “Ohanaeze Ndigbo urges everybody to show maturity and wisdom especially in issues concerning the Indigenous People of Biafra, especially now that leaders in Igboland from all walks of life have united in the struggle to ensure that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is freed.

“The November 6 Anambra governorship election is very important to all Ndigbos, because the state is the economic live wire of the Igbo. It is in the best interest that Anambra maintains its economic growth. Therefore, we appeal to our youths to show maturity. Anything that disrupts this election is not in the interest of the Igbo. We wish that the election should be held.”

Meanwhile, counsel for Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB, Barr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, have stated that it will not be bothered by what it described as “trending falsehood” and “media propaganda” from the Federal Government linking Nnamdi Kanu with recent high profile killings in the South-East.

Barr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, in a text message to one of our correspondents on Saturday, urged IPOB supporters to remain calm, peaceful and be focused. He vowed that no hearing would be conducted on Nnamdi Kanu’s case without media presence, on November 10.

According to his words; “There is no cause for alarm Umuchukwu Okike Abiama, do not panic at all. I may not wish to dignify their trending falsehood by directly responding to it but it is a bad strategy, already dead on arrival. We saw it coming.

“After a robust outing of October 21st, 2021 and strong objection raised to the empty charge, the narratives changed. Note that the media has been awash with this false narrative from the first day our client was extraordinarily rendition to Nigeria, even before the amended seven-count charges was filed twice.”

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