Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has given a counter directive to the people of the state to confront the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB), over threat that it would disrupt the November 18 governorship election in the state.
He urged them to challenge any person or group that attempts to disrupt peace or cause chaos during the election.
Obiano who spoke in Awka, the state capital observed that security reports available to him revealed that those behind the threat were from outside the state and wondered why such people should always come to Anambra to foment trouble.
He said the state has been declared very safe and assured that it would remain so before, during and after the election. Obiano urged the people not to be disturbed by election boycott threats, but to be prepared for such persons, should they attempt any such ill-advised intention to disrupt peace during the election.
“We cannot allow somebody from another state to invade our peaceful state and issue unwelcome directives to us.
“We will not fold our hands and watch such an individual motor in people from Abia, Enugu and other places to disrupt order in our state.
“Ignore the empty threats. Go about your lawful businesses and sleep with both eyes closed. I will keep watch over you with my two eyes open. I will let anyone who dares us know I am from Aguleri.”
The governor called on the people to take the threats as empty, saying that the majority of those at Nnamdi Kanu’s rally at Ekwulobia on Sunday were people from Abia, Enugu and other places, who should not be part of the election in the state.
Kanu had during a rally of IPoB members at Ekwulobia in Aguata local government area on Sunday, renewed his call on the people to boycott the forthcoming election in the state. [myad]