The Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) wants independence for the Igbo people who are in the majority in southeast Nigeria, and had urged its supporters not to vote on Saturday.
But instead of public affairs analysts and senior journalists asking the right questions and demanding that the National Assembly which has oversight over the executive should institute a thorough investigation of Nnamdi Kanu’s claims, they resorted to silly vituperations, fatuous disclaimers, name-calling and ad hominem against the Ipob leader without addressing the main issue.
By Anthony Ogbonna …Says Ipob’s earlier boycott order a propaganda technique The Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, Professor Nnanyelugo Okoro, has urged the Nigerian eligible electorates not to be deterred by the postponement of the presidential and parliamentary elections but should come out en masse to perform their civic responsibilities next week because, according to him, their votes are their only power to ensuring good governance in the country.
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The Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) has disclosed how its leader, Nnamdi Kanu instigated the postponement of Presidential and governorship elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
By Chimaobi Nwaiwu, Nnewi The Indigenous People of Biafra, Ipob has called of its earlier order of election boycott in Biafraland, saying that all its terms and conditions for lifting the ban on election in Biafra land have been met by those who wanted the ban to be lifted.
This was corroborated by the state Commissioner of Police, Etim Ene Okon, who urged the people to ignore the alleged directive and threats by MASSOB and Ipob not to come out to cast their votes.
The commissioner of police, Ebonyi State command, Awosola Awotinde on Friday confirmed the arrest of two suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra for allegedly planting improvised explosive devices, IEDs, on Idembia Bridge.
With the threat of Boko Haram in the North East, Ipob in the South East, herdsmen attacks in the North Central and activities thugs, coupled with porous borders, analysts have entertained fears ahead of the Saturday’s polls.
By Anthony Ogbonna The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Ipob, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has called off the election boycott order he had issued his supporters in the South East.