The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has dropped a bombshell revealing that the South East governors are working for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari due to their selfish ambition to return for another term in office.
Kanu also called for a referendum for the agitation of Biafra while maintaining IPOB’s stance on the boycott of the forthcoming general elections.
The IPOB leader made this revelation in a statement yesterday from his base in Israel where he said, “It is shameful and very sad for any observer of what is happening to the East and especially Igbo people.
“If you are not mentally tough you might be tempted to throw in the towel in surrender to Fulani hegemony given the conduct of some Igbo politicians.
“Admittedly some politicians show the potential of being reliable, however, as one intelligent man put it, ‘politicians are often victims of linear thinking and logic.’
“IPOB has proved that there are other centres of influence and power in the East.
“Those hoping that Atiku will sweep Biafraland because of the Obi factor are misguided because almost every governor in the South East is working for Buhari. What a shame! Even Soludo of all people is working for Buhari.
“IPOB is not backing down on the boycott. Never! In the immediate past few years, IPOB has proven that other than politicians, there are other centres of influence and power in South East and parts of South-South.
“So, this current path we have chosen – the path of boycotting the 2019 elections – is a well-considered one geared towards leaving no one in doubt that we mean business. We know that some people are wondering what IPOB expects to gain when it refuses to participate in elections.
Kanu also criticized the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for working in cahoots with the government by recruiting underage voters ahead of the polls.
“The issue of underage voting in Kano hasn’t been addressed.
“The other thorny issue of allowing so-called IDP’s residing in Niger, Chad and Cameroons to vote in the presidential elections has been resolved in favour of APC because they will simply write results for INEC to accept and declare.
“All these are inbuilt fraud designed to deliver the government in power.
“What Nigeria is practising is not democracy because in any true democracy the legislature will not tolerate the excesses of this Buhari administration.
“Now the question is why don’t people rise up in rebellion against this mess of a government. Could it be because we are all spineless cowards? The fact remains that people have refused to rationalise and reason very properly.
“How do you expect us to vote in an election where the outcome is a foregone conclusion?
“Nepotism has been taken to a new height because the appointment of an all exclusive Fulani INEC.
“This was the same INEC that sanctioned the nomination of Buhari despite not having a verifiable WAEC certificate which for the avoidance of doubt is a prerequisite for every candidate seeking the office of the president of Nigeria.
“As our mothers defended our land in 1929, so shall this IPOB defend our nation Biafra,” Kanu stated.