By Lawrence Njoku and Ngozi Egenuka (With Agency Report)
No ad-hoc staff resigned over IPOB’s threat, says INEC
The United Nations (UN) has made “pressing appeals” to Nigerian and Kenyan governments to explain the “unlawful arrest and extradition” of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
In the document dated, August 26, 2021, the UN said that the Nigerian and Kenyan governments ought to provide it with details of how Kanu was arrested and illegally delivered to Nigeria.
In a statement sent to Sahara Reporters, Nnamdi Kanu’s brother, Kingsley Kanu, said that he, working with the attorneys, undertook the interventions to the UN, which required the main points to be stored confidential for 60 days.
Kingsley said: “Following the extraordinary rendition of my elder brother, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, I undertook plenty of pressing steps throughout the realm of the worldwide neighbourhood, notably in Britain and the United Nations. I laboured quietly with my brother’s particular counsel, Aloy Ejimakor and the Bindmans (my brother’s attorneys in Britain) on a number of muscular interventions aimed toward presenting my brother’s case to the worldwide neighbourhood and facilitating his unconditional launch and bringing the culprits of his unlawful rendition to account.
“These interventions weren’t made identified to most people as a result of the relevant guidelines, particularly that of the United Nations, required them to be stored confidential for 60 days.”
MEANWHILE, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied allegations that its ad-hoc members of staff for November 6, 2021 governorship election in Anambra State have resigned en-masse.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Nwachukwu Orji, said the report was false and did not have any credibility, assuring that the commission is on course to deliver a credible election in the state.
Unconfirmed reports had trended at the weekend that drivers and majority of the ad-hoc workers already recruited had abandoned the job, following the threat by IPOB that there won’t be any election in the state.
IPOB had last week asked the Federal Government to release its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, “unconditionally” before November 4, or risk a one-week total lock down in the South-east region from November 5, a day to the governorship election.
BUT the REC said: “INEC is still in the process of recruiting the ad-hoc workers. In fact, we just finished the last training before this false report.”
“As the head of the commission in Anambra, I am telling you authoritatively that we have more than enough manpower for the conduct of the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra.”