Following the threat and five days sit-at-home declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB which is expected to commence from Friday, November 5, barely 24 hours to the Anambra State governorship election, the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra has wade into the matter and declared support for a smooth governorship election exercise.
The group made public their support in a communique titled ‘Anambra election must hold,’ signed by the group’s leader and Director of Information Uchenna Madu and Edeson Samuel, respectively, in Enugu, on Monday.
In the communique, the group warned the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC against manipulating the outcome of the poll.
The group said the decision to support the conduct of the election was taken after a stakeholders meeting.
The communique partly read, “Having studied the political, economic, religious and social implications of not having a credible election in Anambra State and the political mourning that may erupt by imposing a non-representative of Ndi Anambra as their governor, MASSOB declares that the Anambra governorship election slated on November 6, 2021 will hold as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
“That the Anambra State governorship election must be peaceful and, credible as MASSOB has issued instructions to our 21 LGA coordinators, three senatorial zonal leaders, 310 provincial administrators and all MASSOB security personnel to assist in effecting a peaceful and credible election in Anambra State.”