Former Aviation Minister, Osita Chidoka, has said that the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu lacks knowledge about the process of referendum.
Speaking in Anambra, on Monday, the United Progressives Party, UPP, governorship candidate in the coming election in the state, faulted Kanu’s call that South East should boycott elections.
Chidoka noted that for referendum to take place, people of the region must participate in electoral process.
He stressed that contrary to Kanu’s call, elections would hold across the South East, starting from Anambra State.
Chidoka said, “Building a nation is not a day’s job, not a decade or century’s job. It is work in progress. I will want to mobilise governance in Anambra State.
“Governance in Anambra today is a celebration of the ordinary; and we want to move away from celebrating the ordinary to a state whose potentials are made manifest. We want a state that is transparent; we will arrest poverty and ensure justice.
“I believe IPOB is forcing a dialogue on referendum in Nigeria; it is pushing an agenda to say it wants a date for referendum, and I believe they know that for you to exercise the powers of a referendum, you need to be a registered voter.
“And one of the ways to show you have a majority for a referendum is to participate in the political process. I believe when they understand the implications of their threat, they will eventually change their point of view.”