Ohanaeze Begs IPOB For Peace As FG Insists On Anambra Election

As anxiety heightens ahead of the November 6 Anambra governorship election, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has appealed to the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to suspend its planned sit-at-home order. 

IPOB had announced that it will lock down the South East if its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, currently standing treason trial, is not released from detention by November 4. 

There were fears that the 5-day lockdown planned for November 5 to 10, as announced by IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, will affect the Anambra governorship election billed for November 6. 

In a statement on Wednesday, Ohanaeze spokesperson, Chiedozie Ogbonnia, said the planned lockdown may disrupt the election and cause “untold hardship” for the people in the south-east. 

“The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide pleads with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to reconsider the 7 days’ sit-at-home order in the south-east of Nigeria from November 5 to November 11.

“This is to enable the governorship election for Anambra State scheduled for November 6 to hold,” the statement reads. 

The statement also drew attention to the implication of the shutdown on the economy of the state, which Ohanaeze said would be badly affected.


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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