Despite threats from the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB to halt the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted on conducting the exercise.
IPOB had vowed that the election would not hold owing to the refusal of the Federal Government to release its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Knau who is currently in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS in Abuja.
The threat has triggered fear among residents of the state as unknown gunmen who are alleged to be the members of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, a security wing of the IPOB continue to wreak havoc in Anambra and other parts of the region, leading to suspension of campaigns by some top political officials.
Following the security situation in the state, INEC on Tuesday had an emergency Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security meeting to deliberate on the matter.
Speaking during the meeting, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, insisted that the election would not be postponed due to the security situation.