Forward of the subsequent month’s governorship election in Anambra State, the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, has vowed to not interact the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, and the Japanese Safety Community, ESN.
INEC’s spokesman, Festus Okoye, stated IPOB and ESN wouldn’t be engaged as a result of they’ve been proscribed by the Federal Authorities.
That includes on Come up TV on Thursday, Okoye famous that the fee would interact different stakeholders like safety businesses, civil society organizations, however not IPOB and ESN.
The governorship election in Anambra State is scheduled to carry on November 6, 2021.
Because the date attracts nearer, the state continues to witness some insecurity challenges.
A few of this challenges have been linked to IPOB and ESN.
Just a few days in the past, the convoy of the State Governor, Willie Obiano was attacked by unknown gunmen believed to be members of ESN.
Amid the allegations, the separatist group had distanced itself and ESN from the insecurity challenges within the state.
Nevertheless, Okoye stated: “We recognise political events, we recognise the folks of Anambra state, we recognise civil society teams and organisations.
“We recognise conventional establishments and the clergy, so if they’re a part of civil society teams and organisation they usually attend our packages we are going to inform them what we need to do in relation to Anambra elections.
“However when it comes to IPOB, the fee is not going to exit of its technique to go and interact with an organisation that the federal authorities has declared as unlawful. So we gained’t try this.”
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