ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Barely 72 hours to the presidential election, the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), has denied calling for a sit-at-home during the 2023 elections, scheduled to start from Saturday.
IPOB said that those calling for a sit-at-home in the southeast during the election are anti-democratic forces.
The group through its spokesman, Emma Powerful, in a statement, disclosed that it is not interested in Nigeria’s election process, adding that it did not call for a boycott.
“The global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of our great leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU who is illegally detained in DSS solitary confinement once more unequivocally and publicly declare our lack of interest in the Nigeria fraudulent selection process called elections coming up in this month February, 2023.
“We have stated for the umpteenth time that we have nothing to do with the Nigeria elections and have neither called for a boycott nor do we have the intention to call for an election boycott during this coming election.
“More importantly, IPOB has not called for any Sit-At-Home during the duration of the election and therefore distance ourselves from any purported sit-at-home in Biafra land during the election. Those calling for “No Election” and sit-at-home during the election period are simply Fulani agents whose sole motive is to discredit our Self Determination movement by attempting to paint it as an anti-democratic forces.
“Their intention is to create the groundwork for the international community to view IPOB as being against the democratic process and provide them with an excuse to clamp down on our activities and on IPOB Leadership.
“Nigeria Security Agencies have kept silent on these double agents because they are working for the Nigeria government. Let IPOB call for this sit-at-home or No Election, the entire Nigeria Security Agencies would have been ranting and threatening the entire Biafra land.
“Those calling for no election or Sit-at-home during this forthcoming fraudulent elections do not represent IPOB, are not IPOB family members never were IPOB family members and are not working for Mazi Nnamdi KANU.
“We have continued to make this fact public and for reasons best known to the Nigerian Media and some public commentators, they have deliberately continually attributed the actions of these Nigerian politicians and Nigerian government-paid infiltrators to the noble movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB WORLDWIDE,” the statement read.