7 September 2017
By Chidiebere Ejike
Ahead of the Anambra gubernatorial election scheduled for November 18, 2017, a Federal High Court in Abuja has been asked to stop Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, from disrupting the governorship and House of Assembly elections.
Following submissions by Smart Iheazor in a suit filed by Dr. Richard Ndubuaku, Justice Babatunde Quadri directed that all the court processes be served.
The plaintiff, Ndubuaku wants the court to restrain IPOB from making utterances or taking actions that will disrupt the election. Ndubuaku who described himself as businessman based in Awka also wants the court to restrain IPOB from harassing or intimidating voters and mobilizing their members to scuttle the planned election.
He said, in a supporting affidavit, that Kanu and IPOB members have made series of utterances and threats to disrupt the conduct of the governorship election this November. He also added that there was the need for the court to grant the orders he sought because IPOB could carry out their threat if not restrained.
“The respondents are capable of carrying out their threat, and if this happens, many lives will be lost and properties destroyed,” Ndubuaku said.
He continued, “If the defendants are not restrained, it may lead to confrontation with other law abiding citizens, who insist on electing their governor and a clash with defendants will occasion blood bath as there would be total breakdown of law and order.”
Meanwhile, the Buhari Support Organization, BSO, South East zone has thrown its weight behind Tony Nwoye who emerged the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the just concluded primary election of the party.
The group urged APC members in the entire zone and the Anambra people to support Nwoye saying that his victory would usher the Igbo into mainstream politics.
“It is our candid view that it is high time the Igbo returned to the mainstream politics, enough of lamentation and complaints of marginalization from outside the ring. Our ancestors admonished us that when you’re not there, your yam is thrown off the fireside. In the same vein, we cannot forget the ageless lessons we learnt from the Great Zik of Africa” the group said.
The group in a statement signed by the Enugu State Chairman, Anike Nwoga, appealed to those he described as propagandists to “stop the campaign of calumny against Nwoye, who emerged from the only transparent party primaries among the three major political parties in Anambra State, ahead of the polls”.
The group alleges that APGA, PDP and even UPP primaries were marred by irregularities and breach of internal democracy tenets.
Source: Sun Newspaper