Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has asked people in the state to be battle ready to face trouble makers seeking to disrupt the November 18 governorship poll in the state.
Obiano speaking in Awka, said intelligence report indicates that those threatening to disrupt the poll are not indigene of the state, adding that his administration will not allow them to invade the state to cause trouble.
Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu, had repeatedly threatened to stop the poll to test the strength of pro-Biafra forces in the South East region.
The governor, however asked people in the state to ignore the threat, and sleep with their eyes closed.
Obiano said, “We cannot allow somebody from another state to invade our peaceful state and issue unwelcome directives to us. We will not fold our hands and watch such an individual bring in people from Abia, Enugu and other places to disrupt order in our state.”
“Ignore the empty threats. Go about your lawful business and sleep with both eyes closed. I will keep watch over you with my two eyes open. I will let anyone who dares us know I am from Aguleri.”
Meanwhile, IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu addressing a rally at the weekend said the polls boycott will be enforced by the organization.
Kanu, had during a rally of IPOB members at Ekwulobia in Aguata local government area on Sunday, renewed his call on people to boycott the forthcoming election in the state. He also reaffirmed the determination of IPOB to enforce his orders of no election in the state, irrespective of any challenge to stop them.