We do not intend to disrupt the Igboland election – IPOB
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have stated that they have no intention of disrupting elections in Igboland in 2023.
Emma Powerful, the group’s media and publicity secretary, told DAILY POST in a press statement that any information circulating about alleged plans to disrupt elections in Igboland in 2023 is false.
The group instead accused the federal government of masterminding insecurity in the South East in order to instill fear and accuse IPOB of their actions.
A video of a breakaway member of IPOB, Mr Simon Ekpa, recently surfaced on the internet, in which he stated that the group would not allow any election to take place in Biafraland.
But in a press release on behalf of IPOB, Powerful said: “The IPOB leadership has for the umpteenth time stated unequivocally that part of our modus operandi in our agitation for freedom has never been, is not and will not be violent agitation.
“This explains our consistent demand for the UN to organize a Referendum in the Biafran territory for the Biafran people to determine their destiny. To this effect, IPOB is neither contemplating nor will it encourage or sponsor anyone or group to disrupt Nigeria’s shambolic selection process called election.
“IPOB has constantly made it public that we have no interest in and cannot legitimize the aberration they call election in Nigeria. We are a focused, determined and disciplined freedom-fighting movement not political thugs and IPOB is devoted to the cause of liberating our people from subjugation and from modern-day slavery and Neo-colonialism and will not allow ourselves to be distracted from this very objective.”
The group continued that: “IPOB is not interested and will never involve ourselves in any Nigeria fraudulent pre-election or post-election issues. Our job is to open the eyes of the blinds by the gospel of truth which our leader has delivered already.
“Whoever that is sponsoring any group or gang tagging them IPOB is on his/her own. For those who are hard of hearing, IPOB is one indivisible family under one central command and leadership.
“If in the future IPOB leadership decides to make a further statement on the upcoming Nigeria selection process called election, we shall make such statement through our official channels.”