The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has asked all Igbos who desire to participate in the general elections, to vote for any candidate of their choice.
The group made this known in a statement released by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, on Wednesday, February 15.
Powerful was reacting to a threat issued via an audio by an alleged community leader in Lagos state saying those who fail to vote for a certain party in the forthcoming elections will not be allowed to do business in the locale.
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According to the Nnamdi Kanu-led self-determination group, while referendum to determine whether the Igbos will continue with Nigeria or not is its interest, anyone from the South-East in any part of the country has the right to vote for any candidate of their choice.
“Any Biafran (Igbo) who wants to vote in this election has the right to vote for any party or candidate of his/her choice, and nobody should direct or threaten them to vote a particular party in their community or state,” IPOB’s statement in part read.