Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano on Wednesday said members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) posing a threat to the November 18 poll will be arrested.
IPOB has threatened that it would not allow the governorship election in the state take place if the Federal Government does not allow referendum for Biafra.
Obiano however said the group has no power to stop the poll, while stating that it would take place.
He said “We are going to go after them; we will deal with those who said there would be no election in the state decisively. People are free to vote the candidates of their choice, you can see that in Anambra State today, people now sleep with their two eyes closed.” he insisted.
He said the people of the state would not allow the mistake of the 2006 boycott of the census ordered by MASSOB to repeat itself.
He said, “Whoever that says there will be no election does not have the interest of the people at heart. We will not repeat what happened during the census period years back. We are still suffering it effects till today because we were counted less than what we are,” the governor stated.
The leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, on Tuesday had sneaked into the state and addressed his members at Nri, Anaocha Local Government Area of the state.
He said, “God will punish Anambra State if it allows the November poll to take place.”