The indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared the date for the Anambra governorship election as Ofe Nsala Day, urging the people of the state to sit at home and not vote.
The governorship election in the state has been scheduled to hold on November 18, 2017.
The group via its Facebook Page (Biafrans with Kanu) had declared the said date as Ofe Nsala day with graphics.
Security agencies had released a joint statement, saying it would not accept any behaviour that would threaten the lives of the people of the state.
The statement reads, “Our attention has been drawn that some misguided elements have perfected plans to disrupt the relative peace through streets protests and to declare that the Anambra State Governorship Election Scheduled for November, 2017 will not hold.
“This is to achieve their selfish political aggrandizement thereby threatening democratic processes causing serious security threats in Anambra State in particular, and the Country at large. This is unacceptable and would not be tolerated.
In as much as the Command and sister agencies respect the Right of individuals to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, we would however not fold our arms and watch disgruntled elements truncate the peace in the State which the Law Enforcement Agencies are working assiduously to maintain.
It is to be noted the Governorship Election has been scheduled for November, 2017 by the body responsible for elections in Nigeria and that is the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC); and is the only competent authority that can make any pronouncement regarding the conduct of elections.
To this end, the security agencies wish to assure the good people of Anambra State that the Election shall hold as scheduled peacefully and successfully.