The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), under the leadership Nnamdi Kanu, has declared a sit-at-home in Anambra State, on November 18, and a total boycott of the governorship election in the state.
IPOB’s action was in apparent protest against the treatment meted out to its members by security operatives especially in the Operation Python Dance II in Abia State and other clampdown in the South East.
The group said that election boycott was the only legitimate tool left in the hands of the oppressed people to register their displeasure over alleged ongoing genocide in the South East, alleged arbitrary arrests, torture and reign of saboteurs in government houses across Biafraland.
A statement by the Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, said that Biafrans in Anambra State must not only stay at home on that day, but must also make sure those around them do not vote on November 18, 2017, saying that if they vote, Nigeria will never again take Biafra agitation serious.
It read in parts: “we want to bring to the notice of IPOB members in Biafraland particularly those in Anambra State that November 18, 2017 gubernatorial election is the day of destiny for all lovers of freedom.
Every genuine Biafran desiring of freedom for Biafra from this Islamic bondage of Hausa Fulani caliphate called Nigeria, must not only stay at home on that day, but must also make sure those around them do not vote. November 18, 2017 is a date with history”.