Ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state which is scheduled to hold on November 18, the Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has warned voters in the state not to participate.
Recall that few months ago, IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, had said there would be no election in Anambra unless the federal government calls for a referendum, adding that the south-east would also not participate in 2019 general election.
“There will be no senator, there will be no house of reps, there will be no house of assembly and there will be no councillorship elections in Biafra land if they (federal government) fail to call for a referendum,” he had said.
Kanu’s whereabouts are now unknown. His disappearance followed a clash between IPOB members and soldiers close to his family home in Abia state, but in a video clip that has gone viral, an IPOB member could be heard saying that anybody who comes out to vote “will die” as they engage in mass rally.
He threatened that if the federal government fails to produce Kanu, there would be no peace. “Today, the 10th day of November, we are here to tell the people we are not afraid of the zoo,” the individual in the video clip said.
“We are not terrorists, IPOB is not terrorist, we are the Indigenous People of Biafra. As you can see, there will be no election. We are not going to vote. Nothing concerns us with election.
“We are not going to participate. As you can see, we are formidable. We want the federal government to produce Nnamdi Kanu with immediate effect or there will be no peace. They should release Biafrans. Come vote and die. If you vote, you will die.”