IPOB Insists On Boycott Of 2019 General Elections
Kanu who was speaking in a broadcast on Sunday, alleged that the governors were working for President Buhari and not Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, because of their plan to return for second term by all means.
While Kanu said IPOB maintains its stand on the demand for a referendum for Biafra’s exit from Nigeria, he has also noted that his followers will participate in the forthcoming governorship elections in Abia and Ebonyi state, Naija News recalls.
According to the IPOB leader, there is no fairness in elections in Nigeria as votes do not count.
“It’s shameful and very sad for any observer of what is happening to the east and, especially, Igbo people. If you are not mentally tough, you might be tempted to throw in the towel in surrender to Fulani hegemony, giving the conduct of some Igbo politicians,” Kanu said.
“Admittedly, some politicians show the potential of being reliable, however, as one intelligent man put it, politicians are often victims of linear thinking and logic.
“IPOB has proved that there are other centres of influence and power in the East. Those hoping that Atiku will sweep Biafraland because of the Obi factor are misguided, because almost every governor in the south-east is working for Jubril/ Buhari. What a shame. Even Soludo of all people is working for Buhari.
“IPOB is not backing down on the boycott. Never!!. In the immediate past few years, IPOB has proven that, other than politicians, there are other centres of influence and power in Southeast and parts of South South.
“So, this current path we have chosen – the path of boycotting the 2019 elections – is a well considered one, geared to leaving no one in doubt that we mean business. We know some people are wondering what IPOB expects to gain when it refuses to participate in elections.
“The fact still remains that what happens in Nigeria is selection not election if not why would Dave Umahi in PDP be campaigning for a murderous APC government that killed his own people.”
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