The governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano has said that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) cannot stop the upcoming governorship elections.
The IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, had earlier announced that there will be no election in the state.
The Anambra state governorship election is slated to hold on November 18, 2017.
Speaking to newsmen in Abuja at the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) headquarters, Obiano urged Nigerians to dismiss IPOB’s threat.
Responding to questions from journalists on Kanu’s comment, the governor said,”That is not correct. They did not say there will not be any election. By the way, you would have heard the war 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.
“The leader of that group, Gen. Lathucia, most of you should know him, is the brain behind IPOB. So that comment that election won’t take place in Anambra, let me begin to dissipate that now.
“Nobody can stop election in Anambra when INEC has already mapped out the timetable. We would not even allow anybody to do that, to stop election in Anambra State, we won’t allow that.”