Rights organisations based mostly within the South-East, below the umbrella of SBCHROs, have condemned alleged plans by the national to totally militarilized the zone throughout the 2019 general elections.
The coalition, consisting of over thirty rights teams during a dispatch issued at the tip of a special meeting of its leaders, that was control in Onitsha, warned the national to abstain from doing thus.
The dispatch, that was signed by Emeka Umeagbalasi of Intersociety and leaders of the assorted rights teams, read, “The coalition any discovered with dismay this mobilisation of the political method and landscape in African country|African country|African nation} notably mobilisation or military and police blockade on previous jap Nigeria or Southeast Region, Rivers and Delta.
“Such state of affairs that has already compromised army neutrality within the democratic process; plus its brazen lopsided composition, has destroyed much disturbance on the individuals and their properties within the affected region or areas yet as within the Nigeria’s legal system.
“Igbo individuals in varied components of the country or outside Nigerian land have conjointly been found to be in serious quandary over what becomes their fate throughout the 2019 general elections amidst difficulties of voters’ cards transfer yet as intra or lay personal threats encompassing their forced or voluntary resolve to relocate to their home states throughout the exercise.”
The coalition urged the military to keep up neutrality and abstain from causation concern within the individuals.
It aforesaid the present campaign by some members of the exponent cluster, IPOB wasn’t enough to cause the national to deploy military to the zone, speech communication that the cluster isn’t illustrious for exploitation violence to compel individuals to not vote, however word of mouth.
“We demand exaggerated unbiased security presence, intelligence and patrol altogether areas of Northern Nigeria notably in areas dominated by voters of Nigerian and different non Nigerian origins.
“Igbo voters living in Northern African country|African country|African nation} yet as different eligible option voters of Nigeria should be protected and allowed to vote for candidates of their alternative and conscience throughout the 2019 general polls.”