IPOB Says Igbo Leaders Collecting Bribe To Stop Biafra, Threatens To Boycott Anambra Election

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July 10, 2017 – IPOB Says Igbo Leaders Collecting Bribe From The Nigerian Federal Government To Stop Biafra, Threatens To Boycott Anambra State Governorship Election

IPOB (The Indigenous People of Biafra ) yesterday insisted that the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State would not hold.

It said the group would not allow any election process that would perpetuate slave status and misery among the people of the area.

In a statement by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful in Awka, the Anambra State capital, IPOD said it had not shifted ground on the issue contrary to insinuations in some quarters.

The group said it would use the Anambra poll to demonstrate to the world that IPBO would not make empty threats.

The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umar had warned that it would deal ruthlessly with any group that would threaten the Anambra poll.

He said, ” The election had been scheduled by an authorised government agency; nobody, including IPOB, has the capacity to stop it.

He said the police in the state had the capacity to suppress such threat, warning that those nursing such plot to have a rethink or be ready to face the wrath of the law.

Umar added” Anambra Citizens have the right to have periodic elections to elect their leaders; nobody or group of persons can deny them such right.

“We are here to provide them the protection to exercise their franchise. Nobody can’t stop them from exercising their constitutional rights. We shall have no option than to suppress such threat. We have the capacity to do so”, Umar stated.

But IPOB in the press state on Sunday maintained that it would truncate the poll.

“Biafrans cannot be reasonably expected to agree to any electoral process that will only perpetuate their current slave status and misery in this colonial contraption named Nigeria.

“While we may accept being routinely killed and dispossessed outside our land, such intimidation cannot be allowed to go unchecked in Biafraland.

“We are therefore calling on all those who claim to be Igbo leaders especially those on the payroll of Nigerian government to please retrace their steps before it is too late.”

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6 thoughts on “IPOB Says Igbo Leaders Collecting Bribe To Stop Biafra, Threatens To Boycott Anambra Election

  1. What are we voting for? what’s the benefit of voting in Nigeria, the voting time is when these crooks/criminals use to commit the masses with cup of rice and 100naira. And the masses as foolish as they are never knew they have sold out their destinies, that’s why no amount of curse will affect those criminals called politicians.

    The problem is not only in Biafra land,let every youth from any region boycott the election…this foolishness is too much.
    God please let Biafra be so that Biafrans can deal with the political criminals in their own way, Yoruba’s will know how to deal with their own crooks likewise Hausas and other minorities.

    • Your last comment is the best way to approach our so call Nigeria. Not the Biafra talk. The looters are everywhere in Nigeria..

  2. What is the need for the election while the entire Nigeria masses, youths and children are dying in abject poverty, starvation and hunger everywhere and everyday.
    Please let there be a referendum to determine our faith. We are tired of voting criminals into power. We want freedom
    . Give us Biafra

  3. Your last comment is the best way to approach our so call Nigeria. Not the Biafra talk. The looters are everywhere in Nigeria..

  4. A bit hash tone from IPOB their. Voting in an election is not just a civil right of a citizen but an internationally garrantee right backed by the United Nation. Therefore, I do not think it will be right for IPOB to deny any of the igbos to exercise their constitutional right to vote whoever they want into power as long as they are still part and parcel of Nigeria. It should however be noted that while voting is a right of each citizen of the country,it is not an ethical obligation. Voting is something citizens may do and not something we MUST engage in. I do not think their is anywhere in Nigeria constitution that made voting a “compulsory act”. What sort of legitimacy is gained by shoving a voter into a booth where he finds no candidate he genuinely wants to support? In any vote if you feel you don’t have enough information to make an intelligent choice,then you are being honest by not approaching a pooling station where other people cast there ballots.

    More importantly, for IPOB to say they will prevent the upcoming governorship election from holding in Anambra in November is where I totally disagree with them. That is never a justifiable approach to peaceful agitation of a secessionist movement. That is a crossing of a line that will surely send international backers of IPOB far away. I will urge them to reconsider their threats so as for them to fight a justifiable course.

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