Anambra State Traditional Council has cautioned the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over its threat to stop the forthcoming November 18 governorship poll in the state.
The Council Chairman, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, the Obi of Onitsha, said the poll will hold as scheduled and could not be stopped by anybody or group of people.
IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, in Port Harcourt last week had threatened that his group would not allow the poll to take place unless there was a referendum on its demand for Biafra republic.
The Obi of Onitsha speaking while receiving a delegation of the state chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in his palace, said referendum if it will ever hold, will not be restricted to Anambra State.
According to him, “The election is for us not for the entire country. You cannot have a referendum in one part of the country without carrying other parts of the country along and the government must support and sponsor it before it will be organized and not curving out some part of the country for the referendum. The election must hold and nobody or group of persons will stop it. Nobody should come to the state to cause unnecessary tension”.