Anambra State Government has alerted the public of ongoing plans by some tipper drivers in the state to start a politically motivated action today, September 16th, 2020 by blocking major roads and streets, ostensibly to ask for, among other things, an
immediate election into local governments.
According to a release signed by the Commissioner for Information and
Public Enlightenment Mr. C Don Adinuba, the drivers are being manipulated by a desperate politician who cannot wait for the
Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to lift the ban on
the electioneering campaign for the office of the Governor of the State which will hold in November 2021.
According to the release, government noticed that the politician seems
too ignorant and desperate to know that the question of an election into Local Governments in the state is sub judice, as it is, before the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
It 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 decision of the Court of Appeal in good faith and prepare for an election.
The release said that Anambra has over the years remained Nigeria’s safest and most peaceful state, with a level of social harmony unknown
in any other part of the country since the restoration of democratic
It said that 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 today, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, or any
other day 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.