APC chieftain warns IPOB over Anambra governorship election
- Biafra Secret Service commander vowed that Anambra election will not take place
- Ejike Njeze in his reaction warned that the implication might affect those in the south-east
- The APC chieftain said the government would not fold its hands and watch a group threaten the country
Ejike Njeze who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the action of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) will affect Igbos.
Vanguard reports that the APC chieftain spoke in reaction to a threat issued by a commander of the Biafra Secret Service, Ezekwesiri Kenneth, who said the Anambra election will only hold “over their dead bodies”
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Chief Njeze said the tone used by IPOB indicated that it plans to use violence to stop the election and predicted that it will bring an end to IPOB.
He urged IPOB to reconsider its decision as the government would not watch a group try to stop a legitimate election.
He said: “There is no reality behind laying a claim that an individual or IPOB could halt the governorship election in Anambra state. Any attempt to stop a lawful process like an election is chasing a wild goose. It is equivalent to a young child looking at the moon and thinking that he could pluck the moon simply because he could see it.
“For me, it is clear that IPOB will attempt to use violence to try to stop a lawful process but the law-enforcement agencies will not sit-down and watch any individual or group set Anambra state ablaze. Rather than one man set the whole state ablaze, the state will set the man ablaze.
“No well-meaning and responsible Anambra person will support that call for the halting of the progress of the state through the boycott of a governorship election. Honestly, I don’t see the place of election boycott in the Biafra agitation.
“What Nigerians should expect is the election results because the conduct of the governorship poll is non-contestable. IPOB lacks the locus standi to halt a constitutional election of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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“IPOB has given the options to the government that it is between their dead bodies and the conduct of the elections and the most realistic between the two alternatives is the latter. So, I urge them to have a rethink on the call to boycott Anambra gvernorship election because it is doomed to woefully fail and also bring forth unpleasant consequences among those residing in Southeast.”
Meanwhile, the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, September 5, granted the request seeking to serve court processes on Kanu and IPOB through substituted service.
The court, however, ordered that other respondents in the matter, namely: the Inspector-General of Police, the Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Attorney-General of the Federation be served personally.
Watch a Legit.ng TV video below of Kanu speaking about his agitation.