- The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra state has accused the southeast governors of proscription of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)
- The state APC chapter said it does not recommend any governor who participated in the proscription back to office in the next governorship election in the region
- The party, however, noted that the governors have failed to live up to their responsibilities
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra state has denounced the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) activities by southeast governors.
NAIJ.com gathered this in a statement signed by Okelo Madukaife, its Anambra state publicity secretary.
The statement read: ''We are worried that governors, who should point the way for the Southeast, including Willie Obiano, the Anambra state governor, could lose their heads when others were doing so, and thereby, failed to live up to their responsibilities as leaders.
''We hold that the governors, who, in unison, ought to have drawn the attention of the army to an error in their pronouncement, instead, endorsed it, without due process or broad consultations, and traded away the constitutional rights of an organisation in the southeast. Nothing constitutes a bigger betrayal of trust.
''We, therefore, call on the federal government to call the Nigerian army to order, to the extent only of veering into the powers reserved for civil authorities, as so much has been experienced in our history, as a nation, not to take some of these costly slips for granted.
''We do not recommend any governor who participated in that infamous decision back to office in the next governorship election of the respective states, whenever such comes.
''This would serve as a big deterrent to future leaders in the southeast that political leadership is serious business that invites its arrowheads to be alert, courageous, thorough and farsighted. Hence, only people prepared and seasoned for leadership should seek the mandate of the people.
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''We have seen young men, and women for that matter, claiming to be IPOB members harassing others and compelling them to sing the same songs with them.
''We have seen those who claim to be IPOB members disrupt campaigns of political parties in Anambra state and threaten leaders of different political persuasions, and heard them claim without lawful authority that elections will not take place in Anambra state on November 18, 2017.
''We advise Ndigbo to return to the political path set by Nnamdi Azikiwe and Michael Okpara and Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu and take a rightful place in the mainstream of Nigerian politics''.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) blamed the southeast governors for not condemning agitation and anything that affect the people they govern.
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