The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has slammed the Federal Government and the Independent National Electoral Commission for claiming that the Anambra governorship election was successful. This was contained in a statement by the group’s spokesperson, Comrade Emma Powerful.
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The group which described the parties as shameless and desperate claimed that less than 10,000 people voted in an election involving more than 2.2 million registered voters in the state.
IPOB, therefore, insisted that no civilized society will regard such low turn-out of voters as credible enough to sustain a democratic mandate of the office of the governor of a state.
The statement read, “The leadership and worldwide family of the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) under the supreme command and leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu condemn the desperate and shameless efforts of the Nigerian Government and her politicians including some government media propaganda machines, who it seems are now the defenders of evil in the land, to discredit and deceive the general public that there was a massive turn out of electorates in the just concluded Anambra state governorship election.
“Nothing could be further from the truth. Going by INEC’s own figures of accredited voters, not up to 10,000 people participated in this keenly contested election involving more than 2.2 million registered voters. This represents only 0.45% of the entire electorate.
“No civilized society will regard such low number of voters as a credible enough number to sustain a democratic mandate of the office of the governor of a state.
“Every conscientious and right thinking person must be appalled at the level of deception and collusion currently going on between the corrupt Nigerian government, her politicians and some unethical media propaganda machines, who are prepared to publish blatant falsehood as part of a wider conspiracy to deny the inevitable fact that IPOB boycott was obeyed by 99.9% of voters in Anambra State. IPOB rendered the whole exercise meaningless.
“What this proves is that IPOB is clearly in the majority in Anambra State with 99% of the registered voters abstaining from the polls. It will be fair therefore to conclude that the whole electorate in Anambra State heeded the boycott order issued by the IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.”