Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, who took his campaign for the creation of Biafra to Ebonyi state today, has stated that Anambra governorship election will not hold if Nigeria is not restructured before October 1, 2017.
He met with IPOB members in the state and spoke on ways the group can successfully create Biafra without resorting to violence.
He reportedly gave the condition on Monday at an event in Enugu where he received awards from three Igbo groups, including the Eastern Consultative Assembly and the Igbo Students’ Association.
According to him, the election will only be held in the state if the federal government restructures the country before October 2017 and gives him a date for a referendum.
“There will be no election in Anambra State come November 2017 and going forward there won’t be any election until they give me a date for a referendum.
“They know what to do; convene a meeting, I will send my rep; give us a date for the referendum, that is the only way.
“In which part of this earth have you ever found a measure of self-determination to be equated to war except in Nigeria because the political leaders do not understand the difference between self-determination and war?
“Self-determination does not mean hate speech; the status quo can no longer remain. Like my brother Evangelist Eliot Ugochukwu-Uko said, if on or before October 1 nothing happens in terms of substantial restructuring, then there won’t be any election; the people will support us.”
The Anambra governorship election is to hold on the 18th of November 2017.