The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has described February 16, 2019, as a rare and golden opportunity for “Biafrans” to make a strong impression.
Concise News understands that IPOB which is led by Nnamdi Kanu is fighting for secession for Igbos.
The group had in a statement urged all “Biafrans” to boycott the 2019 general election billed for February.
According to the group, “Biafrans” will use the day as “referendum” and will not take part in the polls.
While reiterating the group’s stance on the election, IPOB on Wednesday said the election boycott will be used to make a statement on the Biafran struggle.
According to the statement, “in order to live as free men under God in a new republic of Biafra, we must not only stay indoors on the 16th of February 2019, we must ensure that Biafraland is completely locked down and anybody or family found outside on election day will perpetually suffer the ignominy of being labelled a traitor; a burden that family will bear till eternity.”
Concise News also understands that Kanu had mocked President Muhammadu Buhari over a visit to Aba, Abia State on Tuesday.
Buhari was in Aba on Tuesday in continuation of his nationwide campaign for the February 16 presidential election, and the IPOB leader claimed that the people of Aba rejected him.
Reacting through his Twitter handle, Kanu posted pictures showing half empty Enyimba Stadium, where the President’s rally took place.
“The atmosphere at the Enyimba Stadium Aba yesterday said it all,” Kanu added.
“The people of Enyimba rejected the Sudanese fraud Jubril, parading as @NGRPresident.
“At the directive of #IPOB Biafraland will be locked down on Biafra Referendum Day scheduled for February 16, 2019.”