CDD urges FG to be resolute over security threats
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has urged the Federal Government not to succumb to blackmail of insecurity but be resolute and vigilant about next Saturday’s Anambra State governorship election.
The CDD said the call was necessary to ensure that last minute conflict triggered through the use of social media and short messaging services (SMS) were not allowed to disrupt the election.
This was contained in a study released by the CDD, titled “No Election, No Referendum” signed by the director of the centre Idayat Hassan.
The study was carried out against the backdrop of threats by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to stop the November 18 election.
The CDD, in the report, said that both the state and federal governments must not assume that the proscription of the group had weakened it in the scheme of things because it did not stop organization from functioning.
The report noted that the IPOB might attempt to enforce its call for boycott of the election at all cost, a development it stated that might lead to an outcome that threatened democracy not just in Anambra State but also in the South-east and the country as a whole.