Why we call for Election Boycott - IPoB

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On Friday, some members of IPOB threatened to kill people in Anambra State who vote in the election.

In a statement signed by the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner for Anambra, Mr. Nkwachukwu Orji, it stated that there would be a meeting between the agency and the political partiesand its flagbearers at the Prof Dora Akunyili Women's Development Centre, towards assuring the candidates of a level playing field.

However, security agencies, including the Police and the Army, say everything has been put in place to guarantee a free, fair and safe election come November 18.

The groups, however, said that neither the threats of "vote and die" by IPOB nor the federal government's militarization of Saturday's election would stop the people of Anambra State from voting.

IPOB are said to have been issued with fake military uniforms to carry out the attacks, which would then be blamed on soldiers with the false claim that civilian deaths occurred in the course of hunting down IPoB members that have been positioned to disrupt the vote.

"We hereby warn all commercial vehicle operators to please stay away from Anambra State starting from the evening of the 17th of November because any vehicle seen will be regarded as hostile and working to subvert the will of the people".

"If you vote you will die".

"Those of us who had believed we were telling people to stay at home and not vote are now anxious that some of them would die in their houses and give our legitimate agitation a bad name".

There are also reports that the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, covering the South-East region, has instructed its troops to be on the alert to ensure no security breach is recorded during the Anambra governorship election. To tell them that we are not miscreants, touts, criminals, toothless bulldog as they branded Biafrans.

Also the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed 5000 armed and unarmed personnel to Anambra State for the election.

"That they have perfected plans to rig the upcoming Anambra State Governorship election in favour of the most loyal Hausa Fulani slave among the contenders is not a secret".

"We are in Onitsha to tell the Federal Government to produce Kanu".

"Apart from over 21,000 armed police personnel being deployed for the poll as announced by the Nigeria Police authorities via the Anambra CP, Garuba Umaru, there are also 10,000 armed soldiers, 5,000 armed naval personnel and 3,000 armed air force personnel".

"The theory of anti-election rigging grandly holds that the larger the voters' turnout, the slimmer the chances to rig, but the lower the voters' turnout, the bigger the chances to rig".

A group of IPOB members were heard during the march threatening electorates in the state to stare clear of the election or face dire consequences.