The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has distanced its leader, Nnamdi Kanu from the alleged boycott threat of November 18 election in Anambra State.
The group’s leader, Kanu and the body has come under heavy criticisms following the alleged threats, the recent being that of the Ohaneze ndigbo, the apex Igbo organization, during their visit to the Anambra State house of Assembly.
The body said it was rather the wish of eastern Nigeria and its members who visited him in his home town Umuahia, Abia state.
In a statement issued by the group’s media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, the group called on Biafrans, clergymen and women, church leaders and Christians to disregard the allegations, describing it as handiwork of evil men who do not want to see good things coming to her people.
"The boycott of election in Anambra State come November this year was not the making of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu rather the wish of eastern Nigeria and IPOB members who visited him in his home town Umuahia, where the people told him that they don’t need election again in Biafraland and they are ready to boycott election because since the creation of Nigeria they benefited nothing in Nigeria elections except killing, riots and humiliation from our politicians." it stated.
The group also warned those using their leader’s name or comparing him with God Almighty to desist from such act, just as it warned those using his name on social media to stop forthwith.
"It is dangerous comparing him with God Almighty or Jesus Christ. It is the work of enemies planted within us by DSS and some politicians. Those involved in this ridiculous scandal and deformation of character will fail without delay and God Almighty Chukwu Okike Abiama must deal with them.
"Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB leader in his life never challenged the authority of God Almighty who created Heaven and earth or Jesus Christ the son of God even the spirit. It is very pathetic that the enemies of Biafra, IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will use his name on Facebook and other social media platforms to disunity among the people of God and with Christian faith.
"Nnamdi Kanu is a Christian and cannot blaspheme God Almighty and his son Jesus Christ, those using his name as savior, messiah and Jesus is misinformed and uneducated because he never asked them to do so.
"Since the announcement for the election boycott in Anambra State, the Federal Government and their agent the DSS mapped out strategies and huge amount of money sharing to destroy and tarnish the image of Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB in general, those with this stupid story on social media platforms should retrace their steps because they will fail," it concluded.