The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has distanced itself from the campaign by some people based outside Nigeria that there won’t be election in Anambra state revealing that they haven’t declared ‘No Election’ in the state.
This was disclosed by the Media and Publicity Secretary of the group, Emma Powerful, via a statement made available to newsmen on Monday.
Powerful maintained that for now, the group is preoccupied with the restoration of a Biafra Republic and nothing more.
The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Anambra State, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, had penultimate week, said frequent IPOB’s sit-at-home protests in the area were eating into the commission’s planning for the November 6 election in the state.
But IPOB on Monday described such fear as mere speculation and unfounded.
It said, “It is important to note that contrary to speculations, IPOB has not officially declared ‘no election in Anambra State’. Our preoccupation is Biafra restoration. Anybody equating IPOB strategy with Boko Haram terrorists, bandits and Fulani herdsmen is ignorant and mischievous.
He added, “Contrary to the vomit by of some inconsequential fellows, IPOB has no plans to attack South Easterners and South Southerners.
In the first place, violence is not part of our philosophy. Assuming we want to resort to violence, how can we attack our people whom we are fighting for?
“It does not make any sense. But we know their motive for peddling this falsehood as our intelligent report confirm the importation and stock pilling of arms from Pakistan for their planned invasion of Biafraland but we are waiting for them.
We are so astonished that a terrorist like Shekau without surname will be the one telling Biafran people to hate their own while he and his kinsmen openly protect their own terrorists and bandits maming and killing them in the the entire Northern region.”