The Mazi Nnamdi Kanu led Indigenous People of Biafra has resolved to vote in Abia and Ebonyi states in order to prevent the re-election of the incumbent governors, Okezie Ikpeazu and Dave Umahi, respectively. However the organisation still stood firm on her grounds to boycott the forth coming presidential elections on February 16.
This was made known yesterday in a statement issued by the IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful. The pro-Biafra group alleged that the governors were responsible for the illegal arrest, detention, and eventual deaths of so many of her members, and as a result, the governors must not be re-elected.
The statement reads:
“We shall boycott the forthcoming presidential election and every other with the notable exception of Abia and Ebonyi states where the incumbents, Okezie Ikpeazu and Dave Umahi, are using their positions to facilitate the kidnap, arrest, torture and execution of our people.
“The misconception by some individuals, who intend to have Umahi and Ikpeazu return to office, will never deter us. The decision by IPOB to shutdown Biafraland on the Election Day has gone far and cannot be changed or stopped, unless our terms are met.
“People are at liberty to twist, fabricate and misunderstand IPOB, but the people of Biafra understand clearly where we are going. We will continue to deploy all forms of civil disobedience, most notably boycott of every Nigerian election until they give us date for Biafra referendum. “Our aim towards achieving this goal and desire cannot be truncated by an orchestrated attempt to misinform the public by enemies of Biafra both within and without.”
The latest decision by IPOB has raised some concerns in the country as a lot of people are now wondering how they would be able to vote when virtually all of their members did not register to do so.