There will be no election in Anambra if federal government refuses to hold a referendum – Nnamdi Kanu
- IPOB leader Nnadi Kanu speaks on his call for a boycott of the governorship election in Anambra state
- He insists that there will be no election in Aambra state if the federal government refuses to hold a referendum
- Kanu also says he controls 100% of Anambra state people
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has said that he controls the people of Anambra state 100%.
The IPOB leader speaking to The Punch in an interview, on his call for a boycott of the November 18, governorship election in the state said that there will be no election if the federal government refuses to hold a referendum.
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Kanu also said party members who are supposed to vote during the elections are IPOB members. He said: "I can assure you that they will listen to us and they will not vote."
Read excerpts of the interview below:
What is your position on the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State?
There will not be any election in Anambra on the 18th of November, 2017, and there won’t be any going forward until they give me a date for a referendum. They know what to do, it is very simple. They should convene a meeting, I attend or I send my representative and they give us a date. That is very simple. That is the only way we can have elections.
Are you not bothered that Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other Igbo leaders have distanced themselves from your call for election boycott?
No, I’m not because the people are with us. We control the people 100 per cent. And come to Anambra on the 18th of November, 2017, the whole world will be amazed.
What will IPOB do to people who decide to come out to vote in Anambra on November 18? What will happen if party members decide to come out to vote for their candidates?
Those party members are IPOB members as well and I can assure you that they will listen to us and they will not vote.
But if people come out to vote, what will IPOB do?
Nothing, we are entirely peaceful. We are not stopping anyone from voting. If you want to vote, you can go and vote. We are democrats.
In an earlier report by Legit.ng, Alhaji Yusuf Garba Ali, former national chairman of the then All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), has cautioned Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to stop blowing hot air because he“just want to be recognized.”
According to Ali, the Igbos don’t want to secede from Nigeria for any reason.
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Garba Ali said: “I think even the people in the south east are no longer saying that they want to secede.
In the video below, Legit.ng TV takes a critical look at Nnamdi Kanu and the struggle for the actualisation of the Republic of Biafra: