The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has stated that the group has no intention of disrupting election in Igboland in 2023.
IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary of the group, Emma Powerful, in a statement on Saturday, said there is no truth in the claim circulating that the group planned to disrupt election in 2023 in Igboland.
Rather IPOB accused the federal government of masterminding insecurity in the South East, with the hope of causing fear and accusing it’s members of such plans .
Recalled that a recent video of a breakaway member of IPOB, Mr Simon Ekpa surfaced on the internet, where he said the group would not let any election hold in Biafraland.
“The IPOB leadership has for umpteenth time stated unequivocally that part of our modus operandi in our agitation for freedom has never been, is not and will not be violent agitation.
“This explains our consistent demand for the United Nations (UN) to organize a referendum in the Biafran territory for the Biafran people to determine their destiny. To this effect, IPOB is neither contemplating nor will it encourage or sponsor anyone or group to disrupt the Nigeria shambolic selection process called election.
“IPOB has constantly made it public that we have no interest in and cannot legitimize the aberration they call election in Nigeria. We are a focused, determined and disciplined freedom fighting movement not political thugs and IPOB is devoted to the cause of liberating our people from subjugation and from modern day slavery and neo-colonialism and will not allow ourselves to be distracted from this very objective,” he stated.
According to him, IPOB is not interested and will never involve itself in any Nigeria’s fraudulent election issues.
“Whoever that is sponsoring any group or gang tagging them IPOB is on his/her own. For those who are hard of hearing, IPOB is one indivisible family under one central command and leadership.
“If in the future IPOB leadership decides to make further statement on the upcoming Nigeria selection process called election, we shall make such statement through our official channels,” Powerful said.