The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it will not back down from its earlier stance that the Anambra State Governorship election slated for November 18, 2017 would not hold.
According to the group, any election process that would perpetuate slave status and misery among the people of the area would not be allowed to hold.
The group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful issued a statement on Sunday, July 9. The statement says it has 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 IPOB 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.
But IPOB in the press statement 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.”