- IPOB's sit-at-home will impact negatively on the Anambra election if nothing is done on time, Ifeanyi Ubah has said
- The YPP guber candidate foresees trouble that will be caused by the group's insistence that there will be no election
- Suggesting a way forward, Ubah said a roundtable dialogue should be convened between stakeholders and members of the group
Ifeanyi Ubah, the candidate of the Young Progressives Party in the forthcoming Anambra gubernatorial election, has said that the activities of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) will terribly affect the poll if care is not taken
Ubah said the insistence of IPOB that there will be no election in the state will mean a lot of trouble unless the proscribed group makes a U-turn on time, Punch reports.
The YPP candidate advised stakeholders that there is no need to use force since it is known that the members of the group are very powerful.
Dialogue with IPOB
He, therefore, suggested dialogue in the search for a middle ground that will make for peace during the election.
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“We will talk to our brothers – the IPOB people, they should not say no election because if they say so, they will be imposing something we don’t want.
“So, we have to tell them the importance. We know they have power but let them pipe down for us to do this election because if we don’t do this election proper, there will be trouble. Anambra is the head of Igbo Nation."
He noted that the sit-at-home order by IPOB is taking its toll on everything and everyone in the state and that things might get worse.
“It is IPOB that gave such order; talk to them, tell them that we are losing. We are agitating, we must fight for our brother but we can’t also be fighting for our brother and suffering our people.”
Anambra guber: ZLP seeks withdrawal of APC, PDP, APGA from poll
Meanwhile, the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to withdraw from the forthcoming Anambra state governorship election.
The spokesman of the ZLP campaign council, Afam Ofomata made the demand at a press conference, in Awka, the Anambra state capital on Wednesday, August 18.
“We are urging the APC, PDP as well as APGA to immediately withdraw from the November 6 Anambra governorship election, as they do not have valid candidates for the election.”