The President General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Ambassador Professor George Obiozor applauds the decision of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to cancel the one week Sit-at-Home order earlier scheduled to commence today, November 5, 2021.
The statement by Emma Powerful, the spokesman of IPOB, that they have heeded the advice of the well-meaning Igbos is a welcome development. Ohanaeze Ndigbo had earlier pleaded with IPOB to reconsider its position on Sit at Home syndrome in the South East of Nigeria, reiterating that self-immolation is the worst form of rights’ struggle.
They made this known in a press statement released to the press by Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia, the group’s National Publicity Secretary stating that Ohanaeze maintained that IPOB is a child of circumstance occasioned by orchestrated national political decisions; and to this end, it requires a political solution which the leadership of the South East are committed to.
“Professor Obiozor urges all the Anambra indigenes to come out and exercise their franchise in the November 6 governorship election. The presence of security operatives in thousands should not be a source of fear and trepidation rather a confidence building dynamic by the federal government to guarantee adequate security of lives and property in the State.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo requests the Chief of Army Staff, the Inspector General of Police and all the Service Chiefs whose men are involved in the Anambra election to ensure that the security operatives observe strictly the best global standard of rules of engagement with the good people of Anambra State.
“The federal security operatives should synergize with the traditional rulers, town union presidents and local community vigilante for effective coordination of the voting process.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo informs the Chairman, Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) that a credible election in Anambra State on November 6, will redound to the reputation of President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria in the comity of nations.
“Finally, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide maintains its non-partisanship and neutrality in the Anambra State governorship election; all the candidates are our illustrious sons.
May the Best Candidate win”, he said concluding.