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MASSOB insists on Anambra election

By Lawrence Njoku (Enugu) and Charles Ogugbuaja (Owerri)
02 November 2021   |   1:27 am
The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), yesterday, said that nothing should be done to alter Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra State.

• Imo residents seek withdrawal of Kanu’s case, end to sit-at-home

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), yesterday, said that nothing should be done to alter Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra State.

It insisted that the election must hold on Saturday, November 6, because “it is a legitimate political process.” MASSOB stated this in a resolution made available to journalists after its monthly national meeting in Enugu, presided by its leader, Uchenna Madu.

The meeting also warned that Anambra election must be credible and peaceful, saying that having someone not elected by the people would have serious consequences.

IN another development, scores of Imo residents in the 27 local councils of the state have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to use his presidential and executive fiat to direct withdrawal of case and release of the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

The residents, who spoke with The Guardian, yesterday, said that was the only way to end Mondays sit-at-home order in the South-East geopolitical zone of the country.

Meanwhile, markets, schools, banks, eateries and other social institutions were closed to businesses yesterday as residents and customers complied with the order.

Some residents, who spoke with The Guardian, said the only way the sit-at-home could be brought to an end is by dialogue that would eventually release Kanu.