The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Thursday said that contrary to speculations which it tagged blackmail, that it has never made any official statement or called for the boycott of the Anambra State gubernatorial election. The Pro-Biafra group said that it has no business with the 6th November 2021 election and it will therefore be wrong for people to speculate or peddle falsehood against it when there is no basis for such. IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, said for the sake of clarity, what the group said was that the entire Biafra land (Igboland) would be locked down from November 5th to November 10th 2021.
He said the lockdown will only happen if, by November 4, the Federal Government fails to release IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, unconditionally. Powerful said IPOB’s position had nothing to do with the Anambra State election, stressing that all the group needed was the release of its leader, who committed no crime to be held perpetually in custody.
He said: “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.”