Leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission, to face its business of conducting elections, saying they have no business with them.
The pro-Biafra group was reacting to a statement credited to INEC, which reportedly said that it would meet with IPOB to dialogue and negotiate as the governorship elections in Anambra State draws nearer.
IPOB Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, in a statement, on Sunday, October 17th, 2021 rejected any Dialogue With the INEC and mocked deployment of over thirty thousand security personnel for the state elections in Anambra state.
The statement read in part, “Following the statement from the Independent National Electoral Commission that it is coming to negotiate or dialogue with IPOB over the forthcoming Anambra governorship election, we the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to reiterate once again that we have no business with INEC.
“IPOB family worldwide doesn’t know whether or not INEC exists. We have nothing to do with the election that INEC is conducting, and we wonder why INEC would want to drag us into the election
“INEC should face what is facing it and leave IPOB alone. We have not dialogued with the Nigerian Government, let alone INEC.
“We found laughable the declaration by the Nigeria police that they are coming to Anambra State governorship elections on 6th of November with 33,000 personnel and three helicopters to kill Igbo citizens on that day.