Nigerians have expressed surprise at the call-off of the boycott of the 2019 elections by the leader of the banned Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.
Kanu and IPOB had called for a boycott of the 2019 elections in the South East and fixed a referendum on February 16, the same day as the presidential election.
However, a statement by Kanu on Thursday said the boycott has been canceled following consultations and meetings.
“Having confirmed this evening that all our preconditions and terms have been met, signed, sealed and delivered; I hereby call-off the election boycott across Biafraland on Feb. 16, 2019,” Kanu tweeted.
“I dedicate this historic victory to the formidable. #IPOB family worldwide.”
The development has, however, drawn diverse reactions from Nigerians who took to social media to express their opinions.
Concise News captured some of the reactions on Twitter as follows:
What did this scammer confirmed, he will continue to deceive his so Called #IPOB followers, who have been brainwashed by their fellow man. He now made it look as if FG yielded to his demand. When will some Ndigbo get sense. This guy just de chop una mugu as una be his maga pic.twitter.com/0gwHhwfXeY
— Mazi Ubadire (@maziubadire) February 15, 2019
I was at mushin inec office this morning and I saw one guy with biafra necklace on his neck, The guy came to collect his pvc sorry it's too late!! #ipob
— WALE MANCHESTER (@osha_33803) February 15, 2019
Victory for #IPOB & #Biafrans as #Nigeria has finally Capitulated and Agreed to @MaziNnamdiKanu Demands. In the next few days, Our Leader Will tell us what was Agreed & Yielded to. Whatever was decided by #IPOB Leadership is in Our Interest. Support #IPOB & Let’s Keep #WINNING! pic.twitter.com/KlkXLsE2If
— @BiafraHouse (@BiafraHouse) February 15, 2019
Over the years #IPOB have built a strong &tested structure with strong command& control Today Nigeria is under pressure& have accepted our demand But the struggle for the restoration of #BIAFRA is not over #WEMUSTCONTIUNE until #BIAFRA restored @MaziNnamdiKanu@NkirukaNistoran pic.twitter.com/9dxmcL6WSU
— Chuka Nkem (@ChukaNkem) February 15, 2019
Ndi Igbo it is now or never. Go out massively and vote wherever you are this is the time to make a difference.#ipob
— Ike Anthony (@Mr_grandeur) February 15, 2019
— kanu (@kanu30943671) February 15, 2019