Ahead November 2017 governorship election in Anambra State, one of the South-East secessionist groups, the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has declared that its members are not interested in Nigerian politics.
It also said they are not going to participate in the forthcoming election, warning its members to stone any politician that will come to claim he has the support of IPOB.
The group stated this in a statement made available to newsmen by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, reiterating that IPOB under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu “is not and can never be part of any electioneering in the Luggardian contraption we have come to know as Nigeria.”
Part of the statement read, “IPOB and its leadership worldwide warn those involving IPOB under the command and leadership structure of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu with the forthcoming electioneering politics of Anambra State, under the constitution of Nigeria, to desist from doing so forthwith.
“We have observed with alarming dismay how some shamelessly unscrupulous individuals are trying desperately hard to tag our revered name IPOB to their nonsensical party politics in Nigeria. The public is hereby warned to stay away from such groups and individuals because such adventure have always ended in shame.
“IPOB is not and can never be part of any electioneering in the Luggardian contraption we have come to know as Nigeria. Anybody telling you IPOB is supporting any political party is a deceiver and should be stoned.
“IPOB under the leadership of the prophet of our time Mazi Nnamdi Kanu are not part of these treacherous anti-Biafra meetings going on in the homes of some washed out politicians and can never be part of it.
We are not in the business of campaigning for the restructure of Nigeria, we are 100 per cent focused on the puritanical pursuit of the restoration and liberation of Biafra from tyranny. We cannot be part of those who are claiming to be IPOB in whatever customary guise or assumed elders who have spent their whole lives serving Hausa Fulani interests.”
IPOB is demanding for the state of Biafra from Nigeria. Its leader Kanu, for this purpose is being prosecuted by the Federal Government and has remained in prison custody since October 2015.
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