The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has spoken on the forthcoming 2023 elections in the South-east and alleged plans to disrupt it.
In a statement issued on Saturday, IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, stated that there was no truth in any information circulating on plans by the group to disrupt the 2023 election in South-East.
The group rather accused the Federal Government of masterminding insecurity in the South-East zone, with the hope of causing fear and accusing the pro-Biafra group of their deeds.
A recent video of a breakaway member of IPOB, Mr Simon Ekpa recently surfaced on the Internet, where he said the secessionist group would not let any election hold in Biafraland.
But Powerful said IPOB leadership “has for the umpteenth time stated unequivocally that part of our modus operandi in our agitation for freedom has never been, is not and will not be violent agitation.
“This explains our consistent demand for the UN to organise a Referendum in the Biafran territory for the Biafran people to determine their destiny.
“To this effect, IPOB is neither contemplating nor will it encourage or sponsor anyone or group to disrupt the Nigeria shambolic selection process called election.
“IPOB has constantly made it public that we have no interest in and cannot legitimise the aberration they call election in Nigeria. We are a focused, determined and disciplined freedom fighting movement not political thugs.