Sequel to a statement credited to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu that the governorship election in Anambra State scheduled for November by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, won’t hold if the Federal Government fails to recognise the Republic of Biafra, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Garba Umar, on Saturday said neither Kanu nor his group have powers to stop the November election.
Umar warned that the police would do whatever it takes, to ensure there is a peaceful election in the state.
In his words: “The election has been fixed by relevant federal government agency. Nobody can stop it. We have the capacity to provide a peaceful atmosphere in Anambra State for that election.
“I have not heard from IPOB that it would stop the election, apart from what was published in the media. But that is for the media.
“Nobody or group can issue such threat and succeed, because we have all it will take to subdue such threat. No group can do that. The people of the state have the right to have periodic elections to choose their leaders; nobody or groupcan stop them from exercising such right. We can’t allow it. It’s no done.
“We are fully on the ground and we can suppress such threats,” he said.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that Kanu had recently warned that the governorship election in Anambra scheduled for November this year may not hold if the Federal Government fails to recognise the Republic of Biafra.
However, in a counter motive, the Apex Igbo cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndi-Igbo on Wednesday said Kanu should not generalise the demand for a Biafra nation as some Igbos still believe in a restructured Nigeria.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that the group also cautioned Kanu not to arrogate himself as the supreme leader of Igbo land.