PFN faults IPOB’s no-election call, agitators downplay Anambra poll

The Indigenous People of Biafra has said it is preoccupied by the unconditional release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, and not the governorship election in Anambra State.

This is just as the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria asked IPOB to reconsider its stand to shut down the South-East.

The group said it made the clarification because of the reports that it planned to encourage a boycott of the election.

The Anambra State election is scheduled for November 6, 2021, while the group has ordered a sit-at-home for one week from November 5.

But in a statement on Thursday by its Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, the secessionist group said its demand for the release of Kanu was because the authorities allegedly planned to perpetually keep him in detention, “through frivolous court adjournments.”

The statement read, “For the sake of clarity, what we said was that the entire Biafra land would be locked down from November 5 to November 10, 2021, if by November 4, the Federal Government fails to release our leader, Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally.

“Our position has nothing to do with Anambra election. All we need is the release of our leader, who committed no crime to be held perpetually in custody. We have gathered through intelligence the plot by Nigerian government to keep our leader in detention perpetually through frivolous court adjournments.

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