Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called-off the boycott of election declared by its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, calling on its members and people of South East and parts of South South zone go out to cast their votes.
The group said that the suspension of the boycott order came after a brief emergency session of the Directorate of State (DOS) late last night, presided over by its leader, where it was determined that all the terms and conditions had been met by those wishing it to lift the ban on voting, noting that it was unanimously agreed that the boycott should be lifted.
Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, in a statement, said the its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, has called-off the election boycott in Biafraland, while he signed a document agreeing to IPOB terms and conditions were in its possession and would be made public in due course.
“We can therefore state with utmost sense of responsibility and pride that IPOB has accomplished what no other people or group has been able to do in the history of our people.
“Without prejudice, this will go down as the defining moment when the irreversibibility of the restoration of Biafra was firmly entrenched in the subconscious of all and sundry.
“As a result of which we can state categorically that Biafra is a lot closer than we think as a result of this”.
“Our detractors and opponents have also realised that IPOB is a super-structure that can’t be blackmailed nor intimidated into conceding an inch without getting what they want.
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“We regret the lateness of this agreement that led to the calling off at the eleventh hour but it must be seen as a negotiating ploy designed to wear IPOB down which failed woefully.
“We stood very firm and got every concession we asked for in line with what our leader outlined in numerous recent broadcasts.
“If there were any doubt before regarding the potency of IPOB, this successful outcome has dispelled all of it.
“Therefore, it is full steam ahead towards Biafra restoration because IPOB has achieved something most people thought was impossible. IPOB worldwide has proven that the impossible is achievable with dedication and demonstrable sense of purpose.
“Our leader made it clear on many occasions that unless our terms are met the elections will be boycotted.
“Having met those conditions, our leader triumphantly lifted the boycott late last night.
“The leadership hereby commend the worldwide IPOB family, especially our legendary volunteers, our fathers, mothers and e-warriors that battled the enemy to standstill.
“We salute their doggedness, resoluteness and resilience towards this fight for Biafra freedom and this greatest achievement we have so far made.
“Therefore, we wish to inform the world that our preconditions and demands which we set out to accomplish from the onset, has been conceded to and taken care of without much alteration.
“Our struggle for total Biafra independence has been enhanced as a result of this” Powerful stated.