Ohanaeze accuses Army of launching ‘Operation Safe Zone’ to aid APC electoral victory

Ohanaeze accuses Army of launching ‘Operation Safe Zone’ to aid APC electoral victory

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has claimed that the newly launched “Operations Golden Dawn” in southeast Nigeria is a ploy by the ruling All Progressives Congress to edge the other political parties participating in the November 6th governorship election in Anambra State.

This was contained in a statement issued by Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the Ohanaeze Secretary-General who noted that action of the previous operation Python Dances was responsible for the increased violence as well as insecurity in the South East.

Ohanaeze also called on the Nigerian Army to ensure that human rights violations are not part of activities in the region.

“Ndigbo are foreseeing uncertainties and tensions; as if there are hidden agenda attached to the newly formed Operations Golden Dawn,” the statement said.

“The military shouldn’t allow politicians to drag them into Anambra November 6th governorship elections.

“There are innuendoes that APC had craftily designed scripts for the Anambra elections; including the use of the military to edge out PDP and APGA.

“Ndi Anambra should rise to the top of the game and also defend their votes; as Igbos are watching how Governor Hope Uzodinma’s APC National Council for Anambra Election will attempt to use all options; including the attempts to take advantage of the military troops for the election.

“There should not be a repeat of the ugliest experiences of the previous operation of Python Dance in the South East which was characterized by intimidations, harassment of passengers and motorists, killings and dumping of corpses of suspected Biafra agitators especially IPOB members in the bushes, and unlawful incarceration of innocent people.

“We expect that there must be a human face in the operations Golden Dawn; devoid of any kind of ethnic cleansing and dishonesty”.

Meanwhile, human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has revealed that the Federal Government’s decision; to support herders who are planning on challenging the anti-grazing law in court is unconstitutional.

Falana made this call on Monday, October 4, in reaction to a statement attributed to the Special Assistant (Media) to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Dr Umar Gwandu.

Gwandu stated that the Federal Government supports moves by herders to sue Southern Governors; over the anti-open grazing bills they recently signed into law in their respective states.

The activist argued that the decision of the Federal Government to take sides; in the dispute between the herders as well as the Southern Governors is a “constitutional aberration and political suicide”.

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