Posted on Sat 11 Nov 2017, 04:34 AM

The build-up to the November 18 Anambra Governorship elections is getting tense as the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) have issued new threats to those who will vote in the elections.

The proscribed group threatened to kill nyone who goes out to vote in the elections. They also vowed to disrupt the elections process.The group, during their march in some streets in Onitsha, Anambra state shouted at people saying "If you vote you will die. Don't go out, stay in your house. If you vote on November 18, you will die. We are not running around for the zoo.

"There will be no election. We will not participate, we will not vote. Nothing concerns us with any election. We are formidable.

"We are in Onitsha to tell the Federal Govrnment to  produce Kanu. They should release all the Biafrans in Nigerian prisons."

The group's Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful who spoke with media ersonnel stated that the purpose of their demonstration was to show the world that they were not worried or scared of bullets.

In his words, “We will put Anambra State on lockdown on November 18. This is a taste of what is to come. Nigeria should be prepared.

“It 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.”

“They will be morally bound to consider a possible date for Biafra’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,” Powerful said.

Meawhile, the Anambra State Police Command has come out to say that the marh was of no effect, advising IPOB members to steer clear of the November 18 election. 

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Nkeiruka Nwode, the IPOB in their own interest should steer clear of the elections as the police wold deal with IPOB members "the way an outlawed group should be dealth with"

Troops of the Nigerian army and other security agencies incuding the NSCDC have are also on high alert towards the election.

 

By Joseph Odeh

Comments

IPOB have started again o, this is not the best way to go about issues. The military that has been looking for opportunity to kill will now have reasons to do so. A word is enough for the wise.

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