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Anambra: Why The FG Should Not Endorse The 2 Demands Made By Igbo Elders Until The Election Is Over

With barely 3 days to go, the Anambra Elections billed to hold on the 6th of November is gradually getting closer and the different stakeholders from the region have given their opinions on how the FG can best manage the very volatile situation in the region.

For some time, the outlawed ESN have laid siege to the region causing mayhem and attacking both the residents and government forces as they try to bring the region to its knees.

The FG, in a bid to enforce law and order, had sent in the military under the exercise labelled Operation Golden Dawn which is currently engaging the gunmen in the region

A group of elders from the southeast under the auspices of the Igbo Elders consultative forum, led by former Anambra governor, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife has, however, pleaded with the federal government to take some actions which they believe, would bring peace to the region and also, allow the residents come out to vote on election day.

While the elders have done their part in seeking peace, the demands they have made cannot be attenable as it will breed more tension in the region.

Here are some of the things the elders demanded:

They demanded the full demilitarization of the southeast region

They also demanded the release of over 5000 youths who were arrested on charges of allegedly belonging to the outlawed IPOB

From videos seen on social media, the level of carnage the gunmen are causing in the region has warranted the presence of the Nigerian army. We have seen videos of these gunmen engaging the army in battle along the streets of the southeast.

The army has also, on several occasions, made some fruitful arrests and even this has not deterred the gunmen as they have continued their hostilities in the region.

Demiliratising the southeast region at this critical time will spell doom for the region as it will create a free-for-all fight where the gunmen will wreak complete havoc in the region.

Also requesting the FG to release scores of suspects at this time is a wrong move as those suspects may be used during the elections to cause tension in the state.

For the sake of continued peace in the southeast region and the smooth process of the Anambra elections, the demands by the elders can wait and be debated after the elections.

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