Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Anambra 2017 poll is a 2nd Biafran war—Okorie

By Okechukwu Onuegbu
Image result for pictures of Chekwas Okorie and Ipob members

The National Chairman, United Progressive Party (UPP), Chief Chekwas Okorie has described the Anambra November 18 gubernatorial poll as second Biafra-Nigeria civil war.

Okorie, who disclosed this in Awka on Tuesday during the party’s executive meeting, however, explained that ‘the second Biafra civil war’ would be fought by eligible voters through voting’ and called on Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other aggrieved pro-Biafra groups to join the ‘war’ by massively voting the party’s candidate.

According to him, electing a candidate of UPP, Chief Osita Chidoka would daunt the agitation for Biafra as the party would help them in moving for referendum they were yearning for.

“This is a second Biafra war. I am the only one who can say it. It is not a crime. But this particular war is not going to be fought with guns and ammunitions. It is for the civilians to vote in their candidate of choice which UPP has offered them.

“UPP candidate is the only alternative for referendum the IPOB members are calling for. So, I am advising the IPOB members and other pro-Biafran groups calling for election boycott to jettison it and join UPP to activate the referendum. Our party recognizes self determination. Our candidate will help them to get referendum” he added.

Speaking also, the UPP Anambra State governorship flag-bearer, Osita Chidoka, maintained that the outcome of the forthcoming election was referendum for future of Anambrarians, Igbo and Nigeria at large.

“This is the biggest of all referendum. It is referendum for future of our generation and generations yet unborn. I have told my party loyalists to man their polling booths. What we need from them is just 100 votes per polling units. But we shall accept more than that from those who can afford that.

“Success of the election shall determine good leadership for the country. Anambra voters should do this for the future of their children, Anambra, Igbo, Biafra and Nigeria,” said, Chidoka.



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