Nigerians would on Saturday, February 23, head to the polls to elect a president and federal lawmakers.
But Kanu, whose secessionist group was outlawed by the Nigerian government in 2017, said he was not sure if the polls would hold “because Jubril will be chased back to Sudan, then you will know that Buhari is dead.”
He added that “there is no way Jubril can survive an election in this zoo.”
Kanu made the broadcast after the Chairman of Nigeria’s electoral umpire, Mahmood Yakubu, had assured that nothing would stop INEC from conducting the elections on the aforementioned date.
Addressing the diplomatic community and international election monitoring groups in the country for the 2019 elections, Yakubu, who was represented by an INEC National Commissioner, Dr Mustapha Lecky, said “only an Act of God” can stop the conduct of the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly polls.
President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former vice-president Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the front runners in the race for Nigeria’s highest office.