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Biafra: IPOB, Kanu trying to kill Igbo people by asking them to boycott polls – MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has accused the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, of trying to kill people of the South East by asking them not to participate in elections.

MASSOB made the claim while reacting to call by IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, asking Igbos to boycott elections in the region, starting with Anambra governorship election.

The National Director of Information of MASSOB, Sunday Okereafor, said contrary to the statement credited to Kanu, the people of Anambra should be prepared to exercise their voting rights on that day.

Speaking with the Punch, Okereafor said, “Eighteen years of MASSOB existence would be celebrated on September 13, 2017. We will celebrate it in a big way and MASSOB is saying election must hold in Anambra. It must surely hold.

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“We have come a long way and we are the founders of the struggle. All the pro-Biafra groups came out of MASSOB. We are telling Anambra people to go ahead in November and be part of the election.

“IPOB is wrong to have said election will not hold. How can they say election will not hold? They want to create problems in Nigeria. They want our people to be killed again?

“We are saying no violence and they are inciting violence. The people of Anambra should go ahead and elect their leaders on the day of the election.”

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