The Delta State chapter of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra and Biafra Independent Movement has called on the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, to urgently withdraw his order directing voters to boycott the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State.
MASSOB explained that the call has become important to avoid plunging the state into crisis, in the interest of the entire Igbo.
The Delta South Zonal Chairman of MASSOB/BIM, Mr. Patrick Agwulobi, at a news briefing in Warri, Thursday, appealed to Kanu to withdraw the threat ahead of the poll to enable the people of the state vote for the candidate of their choice.
Agwulobi said although IPOB and MASSOB were both pro-Biafran groups, the order by Kanu that people of Anambra of voting age should boycott the exercise was unfortunate and does not enjoy the blessing of MASSOB members, and should be withdrawn in the interest of peace.
He noted, “Our idea is that we don’t want anything that will bring problem or crisis. IPOB should withdraw the statement that ‘there will be no election.’
“We are also saying that let us embrace the forthcoming election in peace. Kanu should retract the threat to avoid conflict or anything that will throw Anambra State into crisis.”