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The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has said his reversal of the boycott plans for the 2019 elections disrupted plans by some Nigerians to rig the polls.

Kanu had on Thursday, two days to the exercise, called off the boycott of the election in the southeastern part of Africa’s most populous nation.

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Concise News understands that Kanu had on several fora urged the people of the Southeast to boycott the 2019 presidential and National Assembly election and instead use the day to push for the actualisation of Biafra.

According to him, the only condition for members of the outlawed group to vote was if the federal government yielded to IPOB’s demand for a referendum to enable the Igbo to determine whether they want to be part of Nigeria or not.

On Saturday morning, the Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec), the Presidential and National Assembly elections will now hold on Saturday, 23 February.

And while reacting to the development, the IPOB leader tweeted that the late postponement of the elections exposed plans by unknown persons to rig the polls as he posted a “fake Abia state election result sheet.”

“One announcement calling off IPOB boycott late Thursday evening followed by 11th-hour postponement of elections by INEC late on Friday is confirmation of the colossal might of IPOB,” he noted.

“One simple announcement and their rigging plans fell apart. Fake Abia result sheet now useless.”

And in other Biafra news update,

1.  Biafra: Reactions As IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu Calls-Off Election Boycott

Nigerians have expressed surprise at the call-off of the boycott of the 2019 elections by the leader of the banned 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.

But a statement by Kanu on Thursday said the boycott has been cancelled after consultations and meetings with the development drawing diverse reactions.

2. Biafra: Okonjo-Iweala Warns Nigerians About ‘Fake News’

A former Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has refuted reports that he made a statement about the Biafra agitation in Nigeria.

Concise News understands that Nnamdi Kanu and the outlawed IPOB are clamoring for a secession of the Southeast from the country.

Kanu and his outlawed group had called for a boycott of the 2019 elections and fixed a referendum on the same day as the presidential poll.

And Okonjo-Iweala was reported (not on Concise News) as speaking on the Biafran fight for secession.

She allegedly said she would help grow the Biafran economy if the dream is actualized.

However, in a tweet on her handle, the World bank chief noted that the report was untrue, describing it as “fake news.”

That’s the roundup of the latest Biafra news for today. You can get more news on Biafra by sticking around the Concise News website. See you soon.