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ANAMBRA: IPOB denies plot to disrupt poll, says what we’re asking for is boycott



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Ahead the November 18, Anambra State governorship election, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied hatching any plot to disrupt the election and said that it had only asked the people of the state to boycott the poll.

Following the group’s ranting of “vote and die” during its members’ protest march in some streets in Onitsha last Friday, there have been stories of IPOB hatching plots to disrupt the poll which takes place in less than a week.
But in a statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, IPOB denied ever ordering its members or anybody to disrupt the poll and insisted that its stand remains that the people should boycott the election.

“The leadership and entire members of the Indigenous People of Biafra worldwide, led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to state for the purpose of clarity that we are boycotting the Anambra governorship election, which is a form of civil disobedience.
“The rumour that the IPOB intend to disrupt the polls on Saturday as peddled by politicians, Nnia Nwodo-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the Independent National Electoral Commission, is not only baseless, but also it is completely unfounded.
“We insist on total boycott of all election because voting in Anambra or any other elections in Nigeria is an exercise in futility since Aso Rock has already decided who it wants to be sworn in as governor of the state.

“Risking one’s life to go and vote on Saturday, with trigger-happy Hausa/Fulani soldiers looking for a Biafran to kill, is a risky adventure not worth undertaking by any sane person,” the statement read in part.

Powerful, who claimed that IPOB had discovered some plots to bring voters from certain South-East states to rig the Anambra poll added, “Anambra people must know that the same politicians asking us to go and vote were the same people that conspired with Aso Rock cabal to bring death to our land through the Operation Python Dance II.

“Ohanaeze Ndigbo and these same Igbo politicians asking us to vote on Saturday have never condemned Fulani herdsmen killing our people on regular basis, but they quickly rushed to label their own people terrorists.

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“No sane person should listen to them because they have come to do the bidding of their Arewa masters. The blood of over 90 Biafran youths, including the 28 people killed at Nnamdi Kanu’s residence, is upon the heads of these charlatans. Anybody listening to them is making the mistake of his life.

“We hereby warn all commercial vehicle operators to please stay away from Anambra State, starting from the evening of November 17, because any vehicle seen will be regarded as hostile and working to subvert the will of the people.
“Therefore, we advise everybody to stay in doors on that fateful day in Anambra State and to desist from driving through the state from 5pm on Friday, November 17 to 6pm on Saturday the 18th.”



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  1. Balarabe musa

    November 13, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    They have to deny sharply because they know what python dance means, they dare not disrupt the election.

    • Anita Kingsley

      November 13, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      They are not scarworking f of python dance, they only want the citizens of Nigeria to know they don’t have such intention. IPOB did the right thing


        November 14, 2017 at 4:05 am

        I hear you

  2. yanju omotodun

    November 13, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Those who want to boycott should boycott the election but they will be the ones to suffer it most.

  3. Anita Kingsley

    November 13, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    The federal problem is the ma N problem Nigerians are having, the IPOB is harmless, rumors like these are cooked by the FG to make the group look devilish

  4. Animashaun Ayodeji

    November 13, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    How can a terror group still be speaking in public? They should not even be granted media attention because the group is a threat to national security

    • Abeni Adebisi

      November 13, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      You’re right, but it’s the federal government that’s still attaching importance to IPOB, since they’ve bee not declared terrorists, the group ought to have been restricted of so many things including right to speak with the media

  5. seyi jelili

    November 14, 2017 at 3:44 am

    Anambra election will be peaceful this I am sure, although obiano is not sure of another term continuation.


    November 14, 2017 at 4:04 am

    Those in die in the operation python dance died of stupidity and so I can’t pity them. Ipob should better go disorganize themselves and settle for one Nigeria

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