Barely a week to the governorship elections in Anambra State, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has come out threatening voters with death should they come out to vote on November 18, 2017.
They made their threats known when they marched round some major streets in Onitsha on Friday. They vowed to disrupt the election to send a signal to the entire world.
They said, â€œIf you vote you will die. Donâ€™t go out, stay in your house. If you vote on November 18, you will die. We are not running around for the zoo.
â€œThere will be no election. We will not participate, we will not vote. Nothing concerns us with any election. We are formidable.
â€œWe are in Onitsha to tell the Federal Government to produce Kanu. They should release all the Biafrans in Nigerian prisons.â€
Speaking with one of our correspondents on the telephone, IPOBâ€™s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, noted that the purpose of the demonstration in Onitsha was to show the world that â€œthe threat of bulletâ€ would not stop the group from realising its aim of having Biafra Republic.
He said Igbo people living outside the South-East should contact their families at home to boycott all future Nigerian elections, including the governorship election.
Powerful said, â€œToday in Onitsha, we broke the python Buratai, Ohanaeze, Obiano and Igbo governors brought to our land. Anybody doubting the resolve of IPOB under the supreme command of Nnamdi Kanu is mistaken.
â€œWe will put Anambra State on lockdown on November 18. This is a taste of what is to come. Nigeria should be prepared.
â€œIt is also very critical to inform every Biafran, be you IPOB family member, businessman, farmer, artisan, driver, teacher, doctor, motorcycle/tricycle union, civil servant, trader, market leader, National Union of Road Transport Workers, National Association of Road Transport Owners, fisherman, market men and women, including politicians who believe in freedom and liberty of a free independent State of Biafra, to boycott the Anambra State election.â€
According to him, the election boycott will give their agitation a global momentum needed to make world leaders accept a peaceful break-up of Nigeria.
â€œThey will be morally bound to consider a possible date for Biafraâ€™s referendum for independence without delay. A vote in Anambra elections will mean electing into office the same people who, over the years, have been responsible for the death, pain, misery, agony and suffering of our people. We would have only succeeded in renewing our suffering for another four years,â€ Powerful said.
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