Former Governor of Anambra state, Chukwuemeka Ezeife has said those claiming the scheduled governorship election in the south-east state won’t hold are lying.
In an interview on Channels Television, Ezeife accused those propagating the claim of working against the scheduled poll in the state, with an intention of misleading the people.
He also alleged that some people within the system are colluding with outsiders to unleash mayhem in the South-East.
The former Governor said;
“The issue of those people saying there will be no election in Anambra State is a lie intended to mislead (the people).”
Recounting how the phrase ‘unknown gunmen’ started after the April 5 attack on the Nigerian Correctional Services and the Police Headquarters in Imo State, Ezeife said;
“Remember when the incident in Owerri Prison happened when the unknown gunmen started, those people who were the unknown gunmen, Governor Hope Uzodinma said more than 70 per cent of them were not from the east.
“That happened months before Nnamdi Kanu came back, now the Akunyuli case. My own people saw it happen.
“My PA, driver and the other people who saw this thing happen never saw any group of people claiming responsibility or saying there will be no election. I cannot clearly say that nobody from IPOB is responsible. There are bad people everywhere, there may have been people especially at the beginning who acted violently and those people may be from Anambra.”