We are all waiting and watching how a State (Anambra) with the best and brightest, most developed, most educated, most traveled, richest, and the State that has singlehandedly produced the best political leaders in Alaigbo will fold their hands and allow riff-raffs and miscreants from other States to hold an entire State to ransom, perpetual fear, death, threats of stopping a very serious and sensitive civic responsibility which is constitutional in a democratic setup like Nigeria.
Barely 11 days to the Anambra state Governorship elections, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Andy Uba risks being disqualified owing to the court case contesting his position as the party's flag bearer. Recall during primaries that threw up Uba as the party's flagbearer, there were a lot of conflicting reports from the party and from the INEC officials who were sent to monitor the primary elections.
It is no longer a secret, that the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has continued to threaten the forthcoming Anambra state governorship election. Recall that the election is scheduled to be held on November 6, 2021. However, the outlawed group has threatened to place the entire South-East region on a lockdown starting from November 5, 2021, if its detained leader is not granted unconditional release by the Nigerian government.
Opinion : Anambra Government Should Stand Up Against IPOB Rather Than Adopt Saturdays As School Days
It is no longer news that Anambra State Government has approved Saturdays as school days. The adoption of Saturdays as school days was done to replace Mondays which have been declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a sit-at-home day throughout the South East region.
Will Obiano review threat of sanction to civil servants, as he shifts school activities to Saturdays
Anambra has made media headlines recently for the high rate of insecurity in the state. The unlawful activities of unknown gunmen had become alarming with regards to the killing of innocent residents and the incessant attacks on police outfits and even INEC offices. All these activities were associated with the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra and their mandatory sit-at-home order.
It is a few weeks before the highly anticipated Anambra gubernatorial elections. Considering the fact that Anambra is one of the southern states that is ravaged by incessant attacks by unknown gunmen, many civil society organisations, election observers, and analysts are eager to witness the general turnout of people to participate in the elections.
The Anambra gubernatorial election, scheduled to hold on the 6th of November is gradually approaching. Though the state have faced with so much insecurities. A lot of residents may be scared of voting for fear of uncertainty. However, the issue of insecurity during voting periods shouldn't be much of a problem anymore, especially with the advancement of technology.
The candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Professor Charles Soludo says if elected governor of Anambra state come November six, he would ensure that all Anambra made products are of international standards. The APGA candidate who was addressing ndi Anambra resident in the FCT, dissected his manifesto which he said will change the status of the state and make her the popular choice destination for business and industrialization.
Come November 6th, the election will take place in Anambra State and somebody will become the new governor of the State. Either some miscreants or sit-at-home enforcers like it or not, a democratically elected governor will be sworn in to rule the State for the next four years.
With evidence that the 2021 Anambra State Governorship election is fast approaching, They recent happenings in the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance ( APGA) in Anambra State has shown that the party might have a tough time in Retaining power in the upcoming governorship election, Based on the fact that other Political parties like the APC and PDP are really working behind the scene to take over the state from the ruling APGA.
According to report, due to the constant interference by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to push for the interest for freedom of their confined leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and their constant agitation in the South Eastern territories of Anambra and Enugu, the mandatory sit at home policy has interfered with the educational system of students in the South Eastern territories.
It is no longer a secret that the forthcoming November 6, 2021 Anambra state governorship election, is being threatened by the activities of unknown gunmen in the South-East region, and the recently issued one-week sit-at-home order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The election which is expected to produce a successor to the outgoing Governor of the state, Chief Willie Obiano, has undoubtedly become the cynosure of all eyes.
One of the major news making the headline is the mass resignation of the ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, ahead of Anambra State governorship election. The resignation of many of the ad-hoc staff came on the heal of reported threat by IPOB that the group would impose a seven-day ''lockdown'' in the South East beginning from November 5, 2021 to press home their demand for the release of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu who has been in detention.
According to "INDEPENDENT News", Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo, candidate of African Action Congress (AAC), in the November 6, governorship election, in Anambra State, has said that the surge of admirers from other political parties, gives him confidence that he would emerge victorious in the election.
Anambra shifts school activities to Saturday as IPOB’s sit-at-home order persists The Anambra State Government has shifted school activities to Saturday following the sit-at-home order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The secessionist group had since June 2021, ordered and enforced a sit-at-home every Monday in the Southeast following the rearrest of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Governor Willie Obiano of the Anambra State Government has approved Saturdays as school days in place of Mondays, starting from this Saturday, 30th of October, 2021. The development has gathered by Daily Trust, is in response to the Indigenous People of Biafra's Monday sit-at-home directive, and the need to cover the academic curriculum of schools in the state.
Saturday School: Questions About the Integrity of The Anambra State Government on The Sit-at-home Order
The Anambra State Government, under the leadership of State Executive Governor Willie Obiano, has endorsed Saturday as a school day. This was, in line, with the response of the state government to replace Monday, which has been declared as the sit-at-home day by the Indigenous People of Biafra.
The upcoming election in Anambra has been hit with another setback as thousands of Adhoc workers who signed up for the election reportedly resigned amid threats issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). It would be recalled that in May, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) increased the polling units in Anambra State from 4,608 to 5,720 with about 10,000 ad hoc workers required for the upcoming governorship poll.
Anambra state government have ordered for the extension of their school day to Saturdays, because of the compulsory sit-at-home order, in the south east. The sit-at-home has disrupted school activities, in the southeast region. According to the Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Don Adinuba, Saturday classes will commence on October 30.
The Federal Government ordered security officials to exterminate members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other disaffected elements who were determined to sabotage the November 6th gubernatorial election in Anambra. Last week, the IPOB held a week-long sit-at-home order in the southeast designed to deter potential voters, election officials and other logistics providers from participating in the elections.