The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, says its sit-at-home order to the people of the South East, particularly Anambra State is not for residents to boycott the forth coming governorship election in the state.
IPOB said rather, the order is to press home the demand for the release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The separatist group made the denial on Thursday in a statement signed by its Spokesman, Emma Powerful.
Powerful said the order has nothing to do with the Anambra guber poll, as the group is focused on the unconditional release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
According to him, IPOB’s sit-at-home order starts on November 5 if Kanu is not released.
The statement by Powerful reads: “The global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great and indefatigable leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU wish to clarify that contrary to speculations and blackmail, IPOB has never made any official statement or called for the boycott of Anambra State gubernatorial election coming on November 6 2021.
“It will therefore be wrong for people to speculate or peddle falsehood against us when there is no basis for such.
“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, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, unconditionally.
“Our position has nothing to do with the Anambra election. All we need is our leader’s release who committed no crime to be held perpetually in custody. We have gathered through intelligence the plot by Nigeria Government to keep our leader in detention perpetually through frivolous court adjournments.
“Politicians must leave IPOB out of their predicaments. They should stop dragging IPOB into their election. We knew their evil plans when they were killing their fellow politicians and blaming it on IPOB. They should leave us alone.
“Using social media to link IPOB to Anambra election shows most of them are not informed about plots by Nigeria Government and her security operatives to hijack this election and give it to whom they feel to perfect the establishment of Ruga in Anambra State. But that won’t work for them because IPOB is ahead of their game plan.”