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The candidate of the Young Progressives Party in the forthcoming Anambra State Governorship Election, Ifeanyi Ubah, has stated that there will be trouble in Anambra State if the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) insists that the November 6th, 2021 election won’t hold.
Ubah, who represents Anambra South in the upper legislative chamber, made this known on Monday in an interview with BBC Pidgin monitored by The Eastern Updates.
IPOB had threatened that no election would hold in the entire South-East zone (Imo, Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, and Abia states) till it achieved its agitation for secession from the Nigerian state.
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Scores of police stations, offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission, and other government institutions had been burnt by rampaging hoodlums in the past few months. Though security agents had fingered members of IPOB’s military wing, the Eastern Security Network, as masterminds of the attacks, the proscribed group had denied the allegations.
While commenting on the worsening security situation in the South-East and how it could affect the November governorship election in Anambra, Ubah said, ‘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.’
IPOB had also threatened that the 2017 governorship election won’t hold in Anambra but the poll was conducted and the incumbent, Willie Obiano, won his re-election on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance.
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