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Anambra election: CSOs condemn sit-at-home, urge for emergency actions ahead of Nov. 6

Anambra Election: CSOs condemn sit-at-home, urge for emergency actions ahead of Nov. 6

A South-East coalition of civil society organizations has requested the Indigenous People of Biafra, or IPOB, to remove the sit-at-home order it issued ahead of the governorship election in Anambra State.

The election, which was supposed to take place on November 6, is now in jeopardy, with the IPOB ordering a sit-in from November 5 to November 10.

The CSOs claimed that if the order is followed out, the Federal Government will have no choice but to declare a state of emergency in the state, with the citizens being the final losers, at an international press conference in Enugu on Sunday.

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Despite the fact that the CSOs sought Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s unconditional release, they argued that the sit-at-home order was not well-considered and should be revoked.

Anambra Election: CSOs condemn sit-at-home, urge for emergency actions ahead of Nov. 6

Comrade Emeka Umeagbalasi spoke at a news conference organized by the International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law, with the help of leaders from Southeast CLO and the Coalition of Southeast Democracy and Human Rights Organizations.

According to the group, “if for instance on the day of that election, people cannot come out, transporters are nowhere to be found, even INEC ad-hoc staff cannot find their way to polling units, it clearly indicates a state of the breakdown of law and order and what will follow is the pronouncement of state of emergency.”

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