The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, has mentioned it has no plan to dialogue with the Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB, and the Jap Safety Community, ESN forward of the Anambra governorship election subsequent month.
INEC’s spokesman, Festus Okoye, mentioned IPOB and ESN wouldn’t be engaged as a result of they’ve been proscribed by the Federal Authorities.
That includes on Come up TV on Thursday, Okoye famous that the fee would have interaction different stakeholders like safety businesses, civil society organizations, however not IPOB and ESN.
The governorship election in Anambra State is scheduled to carry on November 6, 2021.
Because the date attracts nearer, the state continues to witness some insecurity challenges.
A few of this challenges have been linked to IPOB and ESN.
A number of days in the past, the convoy of the State Governor, Willie Obiano was attacked by unknown gunmen believed to be members of ESN.
Amid the allegations, the separatist group had distanced itself and ESN from the insecurity challenges within the state.
Nonetheless, Okoye mentioned: “We recognise political events, we recognise the individuals of Anambra state, we recognise civil society teams and organisations.
“We recognise conventional establishments and the clergy, so if they’re a part of civil society teams and organisation they usually attend our applications we are going to inform them what we need to do in relation to Anambra elections.
“But in terms of IPOB, the commission will not go out of its way to go and engage with an organisation that the federal government has declared as illegal. So we won’t do that.”