According to Sahara Reporters, IPOB had recently made it known to the people of Nigeria that there would be no form of election in Nigeria unless the group is allowed to secceed from Nigeria.
Before the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, Punch News stated that the IPOB have vowed that no form of the election would take place in the south- east region until the Nigerian government allows them to declare a state of Biafra.
Also, Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman has always stated that the southeast zone does not support the plan and policy of Nigeria, hence, IPOB members would fight and kick against any election or program of the government that is brought to the Biafran land.
Despite the statement and threats of the IPOB, Police IGP, Usman Alkali Baba has stated that there would be very tight security in Anambra state during the November governorship election.
According to Peoples Gazette, On Wednesday, Police IGP, Usman Alkali Baba stated that the Mobile Police officers in the country would provide all the needed security for the people of Anambra state during the November election in other to protect the lives of the people and that of INEC agents.
In his statement, he urged the head of police and the officers that would be deployed to Anambra state to be non- political or biased in their line of duty.
He said ” Special agents and most of your operatives will be deployed to deter pervasive elements that have plans to truncate the electoral process. The election must go as planned and we are ready to do whatever it takes to make it work. ”
” While some will be deployed to protect the people or the voters, others will be deployed to secure INEC’ s personnel and materials and other critical national infrastructure. ”
” Officers, personnel and leaders must always demonstrate a high level of professionalism, strong supervisory capacity in firmness and courage, which were the traditional hallmarks of the PMF. ”
” As your leader, I charge you to cultivate the spirit of teamwork and inter- agency collaboration since we will operate side- by- side with other security agencies and INEC officials. ”
” The head of departments and the officers must remain apolitical and ruthless with violent elements and ill- guided political thugs that may wish to test our common will to deliver a transparent and credible electoral outcome. We must protect the law at all cost and prevent danger with our last breath. “