Ubah reveals what will happen if IPOB insists Anambra gov election won’t hold
The candidate of the Young Progressives Party in the forthcoming Anambra State Governorship Election, Ifeanyi Ubah, has revealed what would happen if the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) insists that the November 6, 2021 election won’t hold.
Ubah said there will be trouble if IPOB insists on preventing the election from holding.
The senator representing Anambra South in the National Assembly, made this known on Monday in an interview with BBC Pidgin.
Recall that IPOB had threatened that no election would hold in the entire South-East zone till it achieved its agitation for secession from the Nigerian state.
Scores of police stations, offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other government institutions had been burnt by rampaging hoodlums in the past few months. Though security agents had fingered members of IPOB’s military wing, the Eastern Security Network, as masterminds of the attacks, the proscribed group had denied the allegations.
Speaking on the worsening security situation in the South-East and how it could affect the Anambra governorship election, Ubah said, “We will talk to our brothers – the IPOB people, they should not say no election because if they say so, they will be imposing something we don’t want.
“So, we have to tell them the importance. We know they have power but let them pipe down for us to do this election because if we don’t do this election proper, there will be trouble. Anambra is the head of Igbo Nation.”
Commenting on the effect of the sit-at-home order by IPOB, Ubah said, “You cannot estimate (it), the trauma also is so much. The truth about it is that our governors should wake up and engage with IPOB.
“It is IPOB that gave such order; talk to them, tell them that we are losing. We are agitating, we must fight for our brother but we can’t also be fighting for our brother and suffering our people.”
He added “I believe in Nigeria entity, I believe also that we, the Igbos, through the instrumentality of our state governments, can make Igbo a mini-nation inside the nation.
“We have everything as contained in the Nigerian constitution as a legitimate state, a state that can make what we want. I don’t think unless I change the name of the state; I believe that the more I get from Nigeria, I can now partner with our brothers abroad to bring the aspirations and what they want in the state.”
Ubah also noted that South-East politicians were working on a political solution to resolve the case of the detained IPOB leader. Nnamdi Kanu.