The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission, to face its business of conducting elections, saying it has no business with it.
This is as IPOB said it found laughable plans by the Nigeria Police Force to deploy 33,000 policemen and three helicopters to Anambra State during the November 6 governorship elections, adding that the aim was to kill more innocent Igbos in the state.
The secessionist 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, stated this in a statement, on Sunday, a copy of which was made available to the press.
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.