Fresh emerging report, indicates that
the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, is making a frantic
efforts to frustrate the forthcoming Anambra State Governorship
election, slated for November 18, by calling for a total boycott.
Post-Nigeria gathered that posters with
the picture of IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, with inscriptions like: ‘No
election in Biafran land and Anambra State’, and ‘Vote for referendum’,
were pasted at strategic places in the State, calling on the Igbos to
stay indoors during the November 18 election.
Recall, that the Nigeria Police in the
State had last week, arrested two IPOB members with the posters in
Onitsha, but despite that, the group went ahead to circulate more
posters and handbills, insisting that Governorship election in Anambra
State, should be boycotted.
The group said it
would serve as civil disobedience, pending when a referendum will be
conducted for the exit of Biafra people in Nigeria.
It was gathered that the posters were
seen two days ago, with different messages and pictures, while some bore
Kanu’s picture, others had the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu’s
picture, telling residents to sit at home, or boycott the forthcoming
Reacting, a source said: “Those who
collect bribe from FG on behalf of Igbo people and Biafra in general in
order to suppress our struggle, should speak for himself or themselves.
We are Biafrans, and only listen to Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB for now. NO
ELECTION IN ANAMBRA STATE. We can see clearly now we are going nowhere
but pit with the so called Igbo leaders, who have lost every form of
dignity and principles for selfish interests.”
Another source added: “9 days remaining.
We are not going to vote, period! We the Anambra people together, with
our parents, said we are not voting on 18th of this month, and the
Nigerian Government cannot force us. All we want is Referendum. We are
Opara in Biafra Land, and we are not going to sell out our siblings or
our Nation, because of money. Arresting and killing us will not stop our
Nation Biafra. We the Opara in Biafra land and our brothers in all
lands, are staying at home that day. We want to send this message to the
world, so that everyone will see and know that we are no longer
interested in Nigeria Government. All we want is Biafra our fathers
land. The land of the RISING SUN. God Almighty helping us, we solicit
for your help to stand with Biafra Nation. We want Biafra. Please, the
United States of America should rise up and help us now. The American
Government will never regret helping us. God bless Biafra, God bless the
United State of America now. Help us, we are Biafrans.”
Meanwhile, the Board Chairman,
International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law
(Intersociety), Mr Emeka Umeagbalasi, advised pro-Biafran groups to
participate in the election, and elect credible people that will pilot
the affairs of the State, and the country at large.
Umeagbalasi, who gave the advice when
the leadership of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign
State of Biafra, MASSOB, led by Mr. Uchenna Madu, visited him in his
office in Onitsha, said referendum would come through dialogue and
agreement, and not by force.
Umeagbalasi, noted that the only way to
be involved in a democratic society, is to participate in the electoral
system, and not to boycott elections.
He said in as much as he believes in the
struggle for self-determination as championed by MASSOB, IPOB, and
other groups, they must follow due process and peaceful manner, to
achieve their aim.