By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The South East Revival Group (SERG) has called on all eligible voters in Anambra State to come out enmasse to exercise their civil rights to vote in the Saturday’s governorship election in the state to avoid the declaration of state of emergency in the state.
In a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Willy Ezugwu, the pan-south east pressure group warned the people against what he described as “moves by anti-Igbo elements to foist on the region an emergency rule, with a military administrator as overseer of the state.
It warned that “This must be avoided at any cost as the south east would be the worse of if the election was boycotted by the people.”
He observed that the beauty of democracy is that it offers the electorate unique opportunity to vote out bad leadership in a state.
“Therefore, a state of anarchy must be avoided at any cost in the south east at this time.
“And we advise the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to thread with caution to avoid a repeat of the 1967 to 1970 civil war in the country. We appeal to IPOB to sheath their swords and embrace dialogue.
“Every temptation for bloodletting must be vehemently resisted by all south easterners as we urge South East leaders to speak up now. We have been killed enough.
“Therefore, we urge all eligible voters in Anambra State to troop out and exercise their franchise to make a statement that Ndigbo are not lawless people or terrorists”, SERG warned.