ANAMBRA POLL: Govt shuns IPOB threats, assures voters of security

ANAMBRA 2018 Police others battle ready as IPOB threatens voters

IPOB: We're Boycotting, Not Disrupting Anambra Poll

"All the identified flashpoints, trouble spots and other perceived violence/vulnerable areas in the state have been profiled and appropriate pragmatic strategies and tactics have been implemented to checkmate and tackle them ahead of the election.Consequent on the renewed threat by the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other affiliate groups to disrupt the election, the Force has deployed Special Police Forces, Police Mobile Force, Specially Trained Counter-Terrorism Unit and other intelligence and tactical Squads to deal decisively with IPOB,"the statement added".

The Police also announced that vehicular movement in the state between 12 midnight on 17 November till after the voting period on the day of the election.

"Also, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is very prepared to conduct the election".

"That is to further say that with only 4,608 polling booths in Anambra State, it statistically means 11 armed security personnel are allocated for each of the 4,608 polling booths in the state".

"What the good people of Anambra State should watch out for is the well-known rigging antics of INEC". This, it explained, is because the unions could mobilise vigilante groups in their various communities to checkmate the activities of the IPOB during the governorship election since Anambra State has one of the strongest density of vigilante groups in the South-east.

"A country like Nigeria riddled with institutionalised injustice can not conduct a free and fair election. This Anambra election boycott will give our agitation unprecedented global momentum that would move world leaders to accept the inevitable democratic and peaceful break-up of Nigeria". We are not going to vote.

"We appeal to our fellow youths especially in Anambra State to be law abiding and to come out en masse to participate actively in the forth coming governorship election".

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"On no account must any vehicles pass through Anambra State because some politicians at the payroll of Fulani caliphate are hell-bent on causing trouble on the 18 by importing alien voters into Anambra State".

"Let this election be conducted once and for all so that that we can rest". We hereby demand their release.

"Security identification tag will be provided for all the security and safety agencies, INEC officials, election observers/monitors and others that have statutory duties to carry out in the election". In a statement issued by the media/National Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful which was made available to Weekly SUNRISE NIGERIA in Enugu last week, the separatists urged the South-Easterners to make contact with their relations within and outside the country with a view to making the boycott of the poll effective.

The coalition also condemned the federal government's massive deployment of armed security operatives to the state to provide security formations before and during the Saturday election.

"All of us ran away when somebody said it was a bomb".

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