Nigeria: IPOB courts trouble again, schedules Biafra referendum same day as presidential election
London, Jan. 29, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, on Tuesday, announced that it would be holding a referendum on the same day as the presidential election on February 16.
According to a statement released by the group on its Facebook page, it was revealed that the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, will be discussing details of the referendum with “top family members” of the group.
Part of the statement read, “We, the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra ably led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu 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 a newborn child he hadn’t seen because of his illegal incarceration and detention since 2015. He will also discuss with IPOB top family members in London to finalize the way forward for Biafra referendum that will hold on February 16, 2019, along with the Nigeria presidential poll.
Update on the group’s Facebook page, revealed that they have decided on a basic means of conducting the referendum.
According to the Facebook page, the options are, one, “Sit at home, if you support freedom for Biafra.
“Option 2: Go out to vote, if you support Islamic dominated Nigeria and prefer slavery under the brutal regime of Jubril the impostor from Sudan.”