Many Nigerians have torn through the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu over his directive to IPOB members to stay indoors during the 2019 general elections.
The controversial leader of the group proscribed by the Federal Government of Nigeria has been vigorously campaigning for a sit-at-home by the Igbos during the upcoming general elections in Nigeria.
According to Kanu, the only way to stop a dictator is boycotting elections.
And in one of his tweets on his Twitter handle, Kanu quoted the Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro and saying that the boycott of elections is the only way to cripple dictators.
“An election boycott is the smartest way to cripple evil dictators and their sham elections,” he wrote.
“Ask Ian Smith of Zimbabwe, De Klerk of South Africa and now – Maduro of Venezuela.”
According to him, “When you participate in sham elections, you bestow legitimacy on such election. You become complicit.”
However, Kanu’s stance on the election has not gone down well with a lot of Nigerians who are on Twitter expressing their anger over what they perceived as the IPOB leader’s ploy to disrupt the elections.
See some of the reactions on Twitter:
Nnamdi Kanu was paid off to go on exile…been quiet since. And suddenly he rears his head during the peak of the elections to tell Igbos not to vote. And some of my mumu brethrens can smell what the Aso Rock is cooking? 😩🤦🏾♂️
— Ferdinand. (@Poltergeyst_) February 3, 2019
Nnamdi Kanu, a descendant of Israel and citizen of Britain says you should not vote on February 16 because the presidential candidates are from Sudan and Cameroon.
— Paul C Nwabuikwu (@paul_nwabuikwu) February 3, 2019
Ndi Igbo anyi, gee nu nti. The only thing happening on February 16th is the Presidential and NASS elections. Nobody is coming to your house to do any referendum. Don’t be deceived by people who threaten and rant but then leave their followers and run away. Go out and vote!
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) February 3, 2019
My Dear Igbo Brothers and Sisters, let me use @AMADICHIMA as a point of contact to tell you all that Nnmadi Kanu of IPOB is simply working for Buhari's re-election. He wants votes apartheid in South East(#Atiku's stronghold) So that buhari can win.
His tactics cannot work.☹
— Bolanle. V. Esq.🇳🇬 (@bolanle_cole) February 3, 2019
I love the Igbos and I believe the Biafra struggle is valid, but they will be utter idiots to keep following Nnamdi Kanu. Sit at home Jan 16th, Buhari wins and sends the python to come dance and kill many of you. A Battle like this is not won by gra gra. Use your brain people!
— No one (@ilynem) February 3, 2019
This was the deal Nnamdi Kanu entered with Buhari/APC in order to regain freedom – to promote voter's apathy in SE. https://t.co/AdHhJuCW93
— Mr Stanley Nwabia (@MrStanleyNwabia) February 3, 2019
This Anu mpama is working for Buhari and APC.
How did Kanu escape under the watchful eyes of Python dancing security operatives?? https://t.co/7J8m1fOqXA
— IKECHUKWU (@iykimo) February 2, 2019