The Igbo in the diaspora have issued a warning against any form of attempt to rig the November 6 gubernatorial election in Anambra State.
This was stated during a zoom conference organised by a rights group, Civil Society Committee for Anti-fraud Election Security.
Leaders of the Igbo in diaspora including Chairman of World Igbo Congress, Prof Anthony Ejiofor, his World Igbo Assembly counterpart, Dr Nwachukwu Anakwenze, during the conference urged stakeholders involved in the conduct of the election to ensure a free and fair poll.
While stating that the violence in Anambra state was politically motivated, the leaders alleged that certain external forces were planning to impose a governor on the state.
Anakwenze, said, “Anambra State is Igbo heartland. External forces outside the state are doing everything under the sun to impose a governor on the state to enable them hijack the South-East region.”
Ejiofor, who stated that the World Igbo Congress would stage a massive protest in America if the outcome of the election was manipulated, added that “We have reliable information that voters in the state will be intimidated in such a way that they won’t come out to cast their votes on the election day, through militarilisation of the state, to pave the way for the manipulation of the process in favour of a predetermined candidate,” Ejiofor added.
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