IPOB vows to stop Anambra elections if Kanu isn’t released

The Indigenous People of Biafra has threatened to disrupt the conduct of the November 6 gubernatorial election in Anambra if the Federal Government fails to release its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

The outlawed group declared a one week sit-at-home protest across the South-East states starting from November 5, the eve of the governorship election in Anambra State.

IPOB’s Media and Public Secretary, Emma Powerful, in a statement on Saturday in Awka, the Anambra State capital, noted that the move intends to pressure the Federal Government into releasing its leader, Kanu.

Recall that Checkout Magazine reported that Kanu is facing trial on a seven-count amended charge bordering on treason and terrorism.

The statement read in part, “Following the adjournment of our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s court case to November 10, 2021, by the Federal High Court Abuja, we, the great movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra, wish to inform Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom that IPOB will lock down Biafraland from November 5 to November 10 except Sunday, November 7th, a day our people worship the almighty God, if the Nigerian Government fails to release our leader unconditionally before 4th of November 4, 2021.”

The secessionist group said though it was aware of the adverse effects of the sit-at-home order on the people, it took such a drastic measure to achieve a better purpose in the collective interest of Biafrans.



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