The de facto customary authorities of Biafra led by Asari Dokubo, former militant chief, has assured that the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State would maintain.
The Dokubo-led customary authorities mentioned the election would maintain even when Nnamdi Kanu, chief of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, isn’t launched.
Uche Okafor-Mefor, the Head of Info and Communication of the group, cautioned IPOB towards denying individuals the appropriate to carry out their civic rights.
IPOB had declared a seven-day sit-at-home protest within the South-East ranging from November 5, if Kanu isn’t launched.
The sit-at-home is anticipated to start out on the eve of the Anambra State governorship election.
Nevertheless, the De facto Biafra Customary Authorities faulted the order which it described as ‘prison’.
The assertion reads: “That the De Facto Customary Authorities of Biafra extols the democratic ethos for which Biafrans are recognized and as such declares help for the individuals of Biafra to train their democratic rights to vote and be voted for in Biafraland within the present and future elections.
“That in keeping with this pronouncement, the De Facto Customary Authorities of Biafra affirms that elections in Anambra State and elsewhere in Biafraland should maintain by the extant legal guidelines; that any boycott of the Anambra elections and others elsewhere stays fruitless, counterproductive and can be incapable of invalidating the electoral course of as a result of a winner should emerge ultimately by the circumstances strongly urged to exit and vote for the popular candidates of their decisions.
“That the continued violent marketing campaign for the boycott of elections and different ancillary unethical conducts that are inimical to the development of the Biafran trigger are subsequently frowned at and as such have to be discouraged forthwith.”
The group burdened that stopping individuals of the Southeast from performing their civic duties is counterproductive.
It maintained that folks of the Southeast can acquire political management by democratic course of.
“That the proponents of this self-annihilating technique have to be reminded that in actuality, the easiest way to be accountable for political energy is by partaking and by going by the democratic course of itself,” the assertion added.
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