IPOB Announces Referendum
Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has stated that the Indigenous People of Biafra will hold a referendum on the Sovereign State of Biafra on February 16, a date the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has actually reserved for Nigerian Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Mr Emma Powerful made the statement on behalf of the group which the Federal government proscribed as Terrorist group. Mr. Powerful said that the way and manner the referendum will hold will be made known soon but according to him, it will go side by side with the February 16 presidential poll.
“We wish to announce officially to the people of Biafra both home and in the Diaspora, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom that our supreme leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is currently in London to join his family and see his child he hadn’t seen because of his illegal detention.
He will also discuss with IPOB top family members in London to finalise the way forward for the Biafra referendum that will hold on February 16, 2019.
“Kanu is currently meeting with IPOB high command in Europe to perfect plans for the referendum which will go side by side with the February 16 presidential poll.”