The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has reechoed his earlier stance that he and members of his secessionist group will boycott the general elections in Nigeria.
Kanu, who made this comment on Saturday evening during a live broadcast or radio Biafra, reiterated that members of his group and all “Biafrans” will boycott next month’s general elections in “Biafraland” except their demands are met by the Federal Government.
This online news medium understands that Kanu, who is based in Israel, is demanding for a referedum as a bargain for voting in the forthcoming elections.
Naija News reports that Kanu’s statement is coming a few days after he said members of his group will participate in the forthcoming governorship elections in Abia and Ebonyi state.
Kanu who made this comment during a live interactive broadcast on radio Biafra last week Saturday which was monitored by Naija News said this became imperative in order to vote out Ikpeazu and Umahi whom he described as “enemies of Biafra“.
Giving reasons for his decision on the participation of his group in the forthcoming election, Kanu had said: “Because we said we are not going to vote doesn’t mean we can’t mobilise to have you voted out. That’s what will happen in Abia and Ebonyi. Perhaps if we keep quiet all the time, they’ll think, since they’re not going to vote does it really matter?
“But we have a very special programme for Abia and Ebonyi. They’ll find it difficult. The day people will realise the damage people like Umahi are doing to our people, they will understand why we must get rid of them in the corridors of power,” the IPOB leader had added.
Naija News reports that Kanu is leading a group seeking secession from Nigeria. The group has since been proscribed by the Nigerian government.
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