The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, says it will not rescind its decision to boycott the forthcoming general election, rather, it is making arrangements to change tactics to ensure that it achieves total boycott of the election in the south-east zone.
In a press release by the media and publicity secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, the group said the decision of election boycott in Igboland is to showcase its readiness, determination and seriousness in the pursuit for Biafra freedom and sovereignty.
He said: “It is important we notify our people mostly politicians, clergymen and women including pastors who strongly believe in rebuilding one Nigeria to retrace their steps because Nigeria Government and it’s leadership has been hijacked by Fulani people.
Powerful said: “Our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu during his weekly radio Biafra broadcast from the holy land of Israel on Saturday evening reaffirmed strongly to the people and gullible Nigerians who still doubt our stand towards boycotting the forthcoming presidential election next month.
“It is crystal clear that one of our major lethal weapons to achieve this present Biafra demand is civil disobedience, therefore we urge Biafrans, both home and abroad to advise and caution their families not to vote and totally boycott this coming election no matter the level of promises and inducement politicians of this days might have given them.”
“In few days to come, IPOB high command will release a blueprint and how this election boycott will be achieved and its benefit to Biafrans, IPOB will evoke a high level of civil disobedience next month to make it effective for Biafrans to realize how much determined we are.”
He said the Federal Government, South East governors mostly Okezie Ikpeazu, David Umahi and Willie Obiano including Ohaneze Ndigbo led by Nnia Nwodo who conspired and brought in soldiers to the zone for operation python dance to frighten the people to trigger panic, apprehension and fear in the minds of Biafrans who believe in Biafra restoration project.
IPOB said it would deploy all the machinery in its arsenal to ensure that the duo of Governors Okezie Ikpeazu and David Umahi of Abia and Ebonyi States were roundly defeated in their states because of their anti-Igbo posture.
“Okezie Ikpeazu and David Umahi who unbeknown to most people have donated a portion of our sacred land of Biafra to Miyetti Allah cannot support Operation Python Dance and expect the people not to revolt accordingly. IPOB is at the front of this coming revolution next month.”