The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has given indication that the governorship election slated for November 6 in Anambra State may not hold unless incarcerated leader of the secessionist group, Nnamdi Kanu, is released.
IPOB’s threat was contained in a statement its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful issued on Saturday.
In it, the group said it would slam a sit-at-home order on the state’s resident for a week commencing from November 5, thereby threaten the conduct of the poll.
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.”
Continued: “We have taken time to analyse what transpired on October 21 when our leader was arraigned and discovered that the Federal Government is not sincere and only wants to humiliate him and keep him perpetually in DSS custody to rot there.
“We all saw how lawyers, journalists, Igbo delegates, respected traditional rulers and other people who came from all around the world to witness his court case were restricted and denied access into the court premises by security agents who kept them outside under the scorching sun.”