Chief Edozie Madu who is the national chairman of the Independent Democrats has lashed out at Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) for saying elections will not hold in Anambra.
Kanu had his group had insisted that the governorship election scheduled for November 18 will not but The Punch reports that Chief Madu said they had no right to say so.
He spoke on Tuesday, August 8 while inaugurating the party’s women league and a 10-man committee in the state ahead of the governorship election in the state.
He said: “If Nnamdi Kanu of IPOB thinks his movement is popular he should form a political party where he will have all the powers and legitimacy to participate in elections the way he thinks.
“They are just jokers and nobody should take them seriously. Nobody will listen to them because their threat is an empty one.
“We’re fully prepared and ready for the Anambra governorship election. We don’t listen to such talks. We don’t want to be distracted because we are out to win. No party has the presence in the 21 local government areas and 326 wards in the state as ID.”
He also condemned the tragic killing of church members in Ozubulu saying he was convinced the President Muhammadu Buhari administration would not let the perpetrators go unpunished.
Voice of Ndigbo earlier reported that Governor Willie Obiano insisted that governorship elections will hold in Anambra state contrary to report credited to IPOB.
Obiano said Gen. Lathucia whom he described as the brain behind IPOB visited him and assured him that elections will hold in the state.
He said: “That is not correct. They did not say there will not do any election. By the way, yesterday (Monday) you would have heard the word veterans who met with me, these are the people who fought the war, 87 of them.
“They were at the lodge to meet me and what they said was that they would support the election and they had endorsed my election on the second term journey.”