Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has claimed that the late call-off of the election boycott declared by its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, forced the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and government in power to postpone the scheduled election.
Kanu, had on Thursday night, called-off the boycott order and urged IPOB members and people of South East and South South zone to go out and cast their votes.
A statement by the Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, said that the late call-off the election boycott forced INEC to postpone the election for one week. He said: “The move by IPOB apex leadership to call off the boycott made it virtually impossible for APC administration to proceed to rig the elections on the account that IPOB boycotted the polls. It is now clear for the world to see that some nefarious elements within the corridors of power in Aso Rock wanted so desperately for IPOB to boycott these elections in order to justify their already perfected script that our boycott made it possible for them to emerge victorious.
“By calling off the boycott, Buhari and his cabal lost the initiative and were headed straight for defeat. Our leader, Kanu, is light years ahead of the intrigues and machinations that characterise politics in Nigeria. Had the leadership of our great movement IPOB not called off the boycott, the sham elections would have proceeded as rigged with Buhari announced as the winner on account that IPOB boycotted the exercise.”