The South East is now almost under the control of the outlawed IPOB group. The group that was seen as a merely toothless bulldog is becoming a nightmare to the indigens, the state government and most especially the electoral umpire that is mandated by law to conduct an election in Nigeria.
There are recent happenings in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State which suggest that the party might not win any political position in the state by 2023. Before now, the governor of the state, Sir Ben Ayade had made the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) feel they had no place in the state.
Ahead of the November 6, governorship poll in Anambra State, the federal government of Nigeria has been trying to ensure the election take place as scheduled. Anambra State has witnessed several attacks on government facilities and security formations across the state. Innocent people have also been killed in the attacks allegedly carried out by unknown gunmen.
Photo Credit: Google Gumi Speaks On IPOB, Yoruba Nation Photo Credit: People's Gazette Islamic cleric Ahmad Gumi has asked religious leaders in the South-East and South-West to engage the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Yoruba Nation agitators like he is engaging with bandits in Nigeria’s North-West geopolitical zone.
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.
Today's Headlines: IPOB Declares Sit-At-Home On Election Day; Otedola Emerges FBN Majority Shareholder
Anambra Guber: IPOB Declares Sit-At-Home On Election Day Anambra state governorship election may suffer serious setback as the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared total lockdown in all states in south East from November 5 to November 10, to compel the federal government to release its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Bandits Raid Mosque In Niger State, Shoot 18 Worshippers Dead Unknown gunmen believed to be bandits on Monday morning invaded Maza-Kuka in the Mashegu local government council of Niger State, killing no fewer than 18 persons in a mosque. The villagers were performing their early morning prayers when the gunmen invaded the village in large numbers and attacked the villagers, Daily Post reports.
Undoubtedly, it has become quite conspicuous that the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are not relenting to actualize their said threat to hamper Anambra State governorship election, as insecurity situations allegedly perpetuated by the group has continued to worsen amidst preparations for the forthcoming state governorship election.
Politicians and political parties are angling for elections that might end the eight-year reign of several governors, including President Muhammadu Buhari, as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, gears up for the 2023 general elections. It will be akin to the "dog and the baboon tale" in Bauchi state.
There is information making rounds, that the IPOB are planning on declaring a one week sit-at-home in Anambra state, ahead of the November 6 governorship election in the state. (123rf.com) Given that their leader, Nnamdi Kanu will be going back to court on the 10th, having had his court case adjourned, they are talking of having a sit-at-home from 5th, till he goes to court on the 10th.
It is a good development that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued a Notice of Poll to the government of Anambra State regarding to the forthcoming gubernatorial election of the State. The Notice of Poll symbolically depicts that nothing will stop the election from holding.
As The Unknown Gunmen Keep Breaking Jails, And Freeing Inmates, Oyo Prison Has Also Been Broken Into
Although, there had always been gun-slinging criminals who are otherwise known as the Gunmen, they were not accompanied with the prefix, 'unknown'. But these days, the reverse has been the case as some of them now wear masks in their numbers while operating. It is on such grounds that they are being preferably referred to as the Unknown Gunmen.
Following the security situation in Anambra State ahead of the November 6, 2021, governorship election in the state, some persons have continued to persuade the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, to engage the proscribed secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in a dialogue, possibly to find a lasting peaceful atmosphere ahead of the gubernatorial election in the state.
IPOB’s 1-week sit-at-home order may threaten the preparations for the Anambra Election –INEC reveals
The independent electoral commission has revealed that the one-week sit-at-home order recently given by the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) may threaten the preparation for the upcoming election in Anambra State. This was revealed by Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji, the Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC in Anambra State during the opening ceremony of the Election Monitoring and Support Centre (EMSC) AMBER Zone Implementers Workshop held in the state.
The Pioneer National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Anietie Okon, has expressed confidence that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, would conduct credible governorship poll in Anambra State. Okon who is likewise the spokesperson of Akwa Ibom Leaders Vanguard (AILV) spoke this weekend in Uyo while responding to in the state capital that the security circumstance in Anambra state ahead of the November 6 gubernatorial poll was not detached with plot to rig the
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has held a one - day voter education and sensitization for visually impaired persons towards an inclusive governorship election in Anambra State. The voter education and sensitization is to guide the visually impaired on voting procedures, INEC policy framework on election day activities and other factors caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
Today's Headlines;Boko Haram Attacks Yobe Community;INEC Will Conduct Credible Poll In Anambra –Okon
Photos Credit: Google JUST-IN: Boko Haram Attacks Yobe Community Armed persons believed to be members of Book Haram terrorist group, on Saturday, attacked a Nigerian military base in Katarko village in Gujba local government area of Yobe State. Photos Credit: Leadership News Credible sources said the insurgents engaged security agents in the base in heavy shooting, forcing residents to run to the bushes for safety.
Today's Headlines: Buhari Tasks Universities On Antidote To Covid-19, Expect Credible Poll From INEC
Find Antidotes to COVID-19, President Buhari tasks Universities PHOTO CREDIT: Leadership News Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday asked Nigerian universities to conduct researches targeted at discovering antidote to the ravaging COVID-19 disease. Buhari gave the charge at the grand finale of the 36th convocation of the University of Ilorin in Kwara State.