Government & Politics

IPOB Can’t Stop Elections in Anambra – Police


The Anambra State Police Commissioner, Mr Garba Umar, on Saturday said the Indigenous People of Biafra had no capacity to stop the November 18 governorship election in Anambra.

Umar who spoke with our correspondent on the telephone said IPOB had not claimed to have issued such threat apart from what was reported in the media.

He said the police in the state had all it would take to ensure a peaceful election in Anambra.

He said, “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”.

Umar said the police in the state were consulting with relevant stakeholders in the state to ensure that there would peace during the poll.

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