The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, on Wednesday, cautioned IPOB, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, against frustrating the Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra State.
Urging relevant stakeholders to resist IPOB’s effort to frustrate the Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra State, Northern Elders emphasized that the separatist group represents an unacceptable threat to security in the Southeast.
A statement by its spokesman, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, stated “Activities of the outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) represent an unacceptable threat to security and rights of fellow Nigerians in the States of the South East region, and the country as a whole. Its damage to the economy of the South East is already registered as a major disaster.
“IPOB’s plans to frustrate the Governorship election in Anambra State this weekend must be resisted.”
IPOB had ordered a sit-at-home starting from November 5th if its leader, Nnamdi Kanu is not released.
While the sit-at-home starts on November 5th, the governorship election will hold on Saturday, November 6th.
However, NEF also urged the government to ensure that the trial of Kanu proceeds in accordance with the law.