The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has accused the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of plotting to use security operatives to impose a candidate willing to establish Ruga in Anambra State.
Naija News reports that the outlawed group had declared a sit-at-home in the Southeast of its detained leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is not released from the custody of the Department of State Service, DSS.
Many has interpreted the sit-at-home order as a call to boycott the Anambra state governorship election scheduled to hold on the 6th of November, 2021.
But IPOB in a statement on Thursday through its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, has distanced the group from the upcoming election.
According to the proscribed group, its sit-at-home order has nothing to do with the Anambra State governorship election.
The pro-Biafra group said it is focused on the unconditional release of its leader and not the polls.
A statement he signed and issued reads: “The global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great and indefatigable leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU wish to clarify that contrary to speculations and blackmail, IPOB has never made any official statement or called for the boycott of Anambra State gubernatorial election coming on November 6 2021.
“It will therefore be wrong for people to speculate or peddle falsehood against us when there is no basis for such.
“For the sake of clarity, what we said was that the entire Biafra land would be locked down from November 5 to November 10, 2021 if by November 4 the federal government fails to release our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, unconditionally.
“Our position has nothing to do with the Anambra election. All we need is our leader’s release who committed no crime to be held perpetually in custody. We have gathered through intelligence the plot by Nigeria Government to keep our leader in detention perpetually through frivolous court adjournments.
“Politicians must leave IPOB out of their predicaments. They should stop dragging IPOB into their election. We knew their evil plans when they were killing their fellow politicians and blaming it on IPOB. They should leave us alone.
“Using social media to link IPOB to Anambra election shows most of them are not informed about plots by Nigeria Government and her security operatives to hijack this election and give it to whom they feel to perfect the establishment of Ruga in Anambra State. But that won’t work for them because IPOB is ahead of their game plan.”