Biafra agitation: IPOB calls for boycott of gubernatorial polls

Biafra agitation: IPOB calls for boycott of gubernatorial polls

Nigeria Police Force has deployed 26,000, 15 gunboats and 303 patrol vehicles for the Anambra State gubernatorial election scheduled for 18 November. If you vote on November 18, you will die.

"We are fully aware that all soldiers and police drafted into Anambra State have been brought ostensibly to facilitate the rigging of the election and to kill as many people as possible".

"They are to provide adequate security for the electorate, INEC officials, election materials, election observers and other individuals and bodies that have statutory roles in the conduct of the election, at the polling booths, collation centers, and INEC offices in Anambra State throughout the period of the election", stated the Police.

Yakubu gave the warning when he addressed the staff of the commission at the INEC state headquarters in Awka, ahead of Saturday's governorship election in the state.

The group said instead of watching out for disturbances from IPOB, Anambra people should better be careful of security agents who have been dispatched to the state to kill and maim its citizens.

"It is also important to note that if IPOB engages in violence and disrupts the election and their activities lead to a declaration of a state of emergency on Anambra state, it is IPOB that will lose its social capital".

"Every INEC worker must ensure that we all achieve our set goal of making Anambra State governorship election flawless and historic", he said. We insist on a total boycott of all elections because voting in Anambra or any other elections in Nigeria is an exercise in futility because Aso Rock has already decided who they want to be sworn in as Anambra governor despite the warm words of free and fair elections emanating from APC praise singers in the South-east. "To tell them that the genuine power belong to the people and we are withholding it for good and sake of our freedom", Ogbonnaya reiterated. As you can see, there will be no election.

Also, Jimoh Moshood, the Force spokesperson, warned the IPOB members not to interfere with the election process in their own interest, adding that the police would deal with them "the way an outlawed group should be dealt with".

It also warned against those who are out to undermine the emergence of the popular choice of the Anambra People and to invalidate the genuine outcome of the election.

The coalition also urged all security agents on election duty in the state to be properly tagged with conspicuously displayed and worn names and code numbers. We want the federal government to produce Nnamdi Kanu with immediate effect or there will be no peace.

The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, however, denied knowledge of the bomb scare. "Armed Police detachments on patrol vehicles are going to patrol the streets and other locations throughout the state to prevent crime and intervene to quell any violence that may occur during the election", the statement further said.