Rising from their election observatory roles, the Civil Society Organizations, CSOs who monitored the election noted that the November, 2017 Anambra State governorship election which has come and gone was all a win win situation for the people.
In the weeks close to the election there were visible apprehensions that the election may be marred by large scale violence given several reports pointing to frightening presence of security threats. Few days to the election no few than five election observers issued pre election reports highlighting violent flash points across the state. The self styled Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had earlier issued warning to its members to boycott the election, but as the election date drew close it further said there will be no election in Anambra State and ordered Anambra people to boycott election and observe a “sit at home” on the election day. This was not to be as the people came out to exercise their franchise.