IPOB didn’t call for Anambra Election boycott, spokesperson
By Alloy Chike
The Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) did not call for the boycott of Anambra State Gubernatorial election slated for November 6, the separatist group said on Saturday.
In a statement on Saturday signed by the group’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful said the boycott campaign was launched by politicians to cause voters’ apathy.
The group said the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great and indefatigable leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU clarifies that contrary to speculations and blackmail, IPOB has never made any official statement or called for the boycott of Anambra State gubernatorial election coming on 6th of November 2021.
IPOB in the statement obtained by Irohinoodua said it will be wrong for people to speculate or peddle falsehood against the group when there is no basis for such.
“For the sake of clarity, what we said was that the entire Biafra land would be locked down from November 5 to November 10, 2021 if by November 4 the federal government fails to release our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally. Our position has nothing to do with Anambra election. All we need is the release of our Leader who committed no crime to be held perpetually in custody. We have gathered through intelligence the plot by Nigeria Government to keep our leader in detention perpetually through court adjournments” the group said.
It noted that politicians must leave IPOB out of their predicaments adding that vote seekers should stop dragging IPOB into the electoral contest.
“We knew their evil plans when they were killing their fellow politicians and blaming it on IPOB. They should leave us alone.
We urge media houses to be objective in their reportage and cross check their facts. IPOB has never at any time called for boycott of Anambra election. Media houses should stop publishing lies against us,” Powerful said.