Anambra 2017: Don’t treat IPOB’s threat with kid gloves

by AljazirahNigeria | November 14, 2017 5:00 am

The Centre for Democracy and Development, CDD, has warned that the Nigerian government must be vigilant to ensure that last minute conflict triggered via SMS or social media contents are not allowed to disrupt the forthcoming Anambra governorship election.

The CDD, in a paper titled “No Election, No Referendum”, made the observation against the backdrop of threats by the secessionist Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB to stop the November 18, Anambra Governorship Election.

The IPOB, through its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, had earlier said unless the Nigerian State calls for a referendum to determine the status of the country, there would be no election in Anambra State.

In series of press interviews and YouTube videos, Mr. Kanu insisted that the Anambra election would not hold.

The IPOB agitation had in recent months protested several times in the South-east region, after the release of Mr. Kanu from detention.

But despite being labelled a terrorist organisation, members of the IPOB staged a demonstration in Onitsha, the Anambra State capital, threatening voters not to participate in the November 18 governorship election in the state.

 

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