From David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi
Leadership of the Stakeholders for Willie Obiano 2nd Tenure has warned voters in Anambra State to resist any attempt by individuals or group to cause the imposition of a sole administrator on the state by the federal government by the reason of some people or group of persons who had perfected plans to disrupt the November 18 election.
National Coordinator of the support group, Chief Ekene Enefe gave the warning yesterday, following persistent call by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to people of the state to boycott the forthcoming election and the threat that the scheduled November 18 governorship election in Anambra State would not hold.
He said that in as much as the Igbo were admittedly marginalized which well meaning Ndigbo including the Ohanaeze were already fighting to ensure it was redressed; followers of Nnamdi Kanu should not just obey any order given to them by the IPOB leader without giving it a second thought.
“We should not shoot ourselves in the leg in the name of fighting for our freedom. Anybody who says that there will be no election in Anambra is definitely anti Igbo and that is working against our common interest. Anambra is still part and parcel of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and so we are still bound by the laws of the nation. Don’t forget that if a crisis erupts in Anambra resulting in non conduct of the election, the Federal Government has the constitutional right to impose a sole administrator on the state who might be a non Igbo. By then who is the loser? We must be told if that is the plan of the architects of ‘no election in Anambra State,” chief Enefe, who urged members of the group not to follow Kanu sheepishly, asked.
On the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) leadership crisis, Chief Enefe said that the Nnewi High Court had said “the defendants cannot hold such congress, conference or primary election in the name of the APGA and for the purpose of selecting or nominating any gubernatorial candidate for the APGA for the forthcoming 2017 Anambra State governorship election pending the hearing and determination of the substantive motion on notice,” he clarified.
He said that with that court pronouncement, supporters of Governor Obiano’s second term bid have nothing to worry about and should go ahead with greater energy to work for the governor’s success at the poll come November 18.