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Anambra govt demands peace from tipper drivers

by News Echo
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Anambra State Government has issued a strong warning to the tipper drivers association to desist from disrupting the peace and stability of the state.

A statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C Don Adinuba, Wednesday stated that the drivers are being manipulated by some desperate politicians who cannot wait for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to lift the ban on electioneering campaign into the office of the governor of the State which will hold in November 2021.

According to the release, government noticed that such politicians seem too ignorant and desperate to know that the question of an election into Local Governments in the state is subjudice, as it is before the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

It also stated that being unable to accept the state government’s victory on this matter at the Court of Appeal, a handful of opposition politicians escalated the litigation to the Supreme Court, rather than accept the verdict in good faith and prepare for an election.

Meanwhile, security agencies in the state have been directed to ensure that no illegal action capable of disturbing the public peace is allowed to take place in the state.

The statement thanked most members of the tipper drivers union for their loyalty to the people of Anambra State, urging them to remain law abiding and patriotic.

On Wednesday, tipper drivers took to the road and blocked major roads and streets, ostensibly to ask for, among other things, an immediate conduct of elections into the various Local Governments of Anambra State.

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