We Will Not Allow Anambra Election To Hold, Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB Insists

The Indigenous People of Biafra on Sunday July 9 insisted that the November 18 governorship election in Anambra state would not hold.

The Punch reports that IPOB said the group would not allow any election process that would perpetuate slave status and misery among the people of the area.

In a statement by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful in Awka, the Anambra state capital, IPOB said it had not shifted ground on the issue contrary to insinuations in some quarters.

The group said it would use the Anambra poll to demonstrate to the world that IPOB would not make empty threats.

The Anambra state commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umar had warned that it would deal ruthlessly with any group that would threaten the Anambra poll.

He said: “The election had been scheduled by an authorised government agency; nobody, including IPOB, has the capacity to stop it.

He said the police in the state had the capacity to suppress such threat, warning that those nursing such plot to have a rethink or be ready to face the wrath of the law.

Umar added: “Anambra Citizens have the right to have periodic elections to elect their leaders; nobody or group of persons can deny them such right.

“We are here to provide them the protection to exercise their franchise. Nobody can’t stop them from exercising their constitutional rights. We shall have no option than to suppress such threat. We have the capacity to do so.”

But IPOB in the press state on Sunday maintained that it would truncate the poll.

“Biafrans cannot be reasonably expected to agree to any electoral process that will only perpetuate their current slave status and misery in this colonial contraption named Nigeria.

“While we may accept being routinely killed and dispossessed outside our land, such intimidation cannot be allowed to go unchecked in Biafraland.

“We are therefore calling on all those who claim to be Igbo leaders especially those on the payroll of Nigerian government to please retrace their steps before it is too late.”

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  1. peaceforall

    July 11, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Biafran youths has said the leadership and politic of pan Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo is out of tune. Call for referendum is not a call war. Why is it a must that Biafrans must be part of the failed contraption called Nigeria? Why Ohanaeze not ask Nigeria government to allow referendu on Biafra? Telling us about Ohanaeze stake in the Nigeria project and Ohanaeze investments or how we are not born before the war is nothing but trying to scare us off fighting for our survival. Biafran youths can’t afford to trade our Freedom with Ohanaeze restructure and investments in Nigeria. lf Ohanaeze who have seen war and its devastation and would not want another calamity should advise theirselves and their partner Nigeria government to allow referendu on Biafra as it’s done in every civilized society. Whosoever that make democratic and diplomatic solution impossible make arm conflict and war inevitable. Nigeria government and Nigeria should beware of this people’s club called Ohanaeze Ndigbo before they turn Nigeria into theater of war and ruin with their love for investments not love for Nigeria government that have killed millions of Biafrans. Good leader or leaders listen to the voice of their people. There is no amount of unity sermon or stupid threat that will deter our determination to restore Biafra. The civilized world has decided that self-determination is an inalienable right, therefore the agitation and restoration of Biafra’s sovereignty are justified by international law and practice. Civil disobedience is also justified under international law and practice. Biafran youths are only asking for a YES or NO vote known as Referendum any other thing apart from that is dead on arrival. The battle line has already been drawn. It is either Biafran referendum or no election at all in Biafra land.. BIAFRA HAS RISEN, NEVER TO FALL AGAIN.

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