The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) stated that it has not officially declared a ‘no election’ day in Anambra State.
According to a statement released by the media and publicity secretary of the group, Emma Powerful, it has no plans to attack South Easterners and South Southerners as it is preoccupied with its vision to actualize Biafra.
IPOB noted that violence is not part of its philosophy, wondering how its members would be accused of attacking the same people they were fighting for.
The statement read in part:
“It is important to note that contrary to speculations, IPOB has not officially declared ‘no election in Anambra State’. Our preoccupation is Biafra restoration.
Anybody equating IPOB strategy with Boko Haram terrorists, bandits and herdsmen is ignorant and mischievous. Many acclaimed Northerners don’t know what we are doing to restore Biafra.
We read with amusement, a fallacious media remark by one inconsequential Shekau, a self- acclaimed supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari where he displayed his ignorance and cluelessness about IPOB, our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and the goings-on in Biafra land.
As much as we would not want to dignify this amorphous fellow with a response, the pertinent question is: who is this Shekau without a surname that a national newspaper should publish?
It is a pity that this ignoble fellow and attention seeker compared a non-violent movement like IPOB to Boko Haram terrorists created and groomed by the North to kill Jewish and Christian adherents, Indigenous Northerners and security agents.
Contrary to the vomit by this inconsequential fellow, IPOB has no plans to attack South Easterners and South Southerners. In the first place, violence is not part of our philosophy. Assuming we want to resort to violence, how can we attack our people whom we are fighting for?
It does not make any sense. But we know their motive for peddling this falsehood as our intelligent report confirm the importation and stockpiling of arms from Pakistan for their planned invasion of Biafraland but we are waiting for them.”