2019 Election: Biafra referendum will hold same day as presidential election —IPOB: The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, on Tuesday, announced that it would be holding a referendum on the same day as the presidential election on February 16.
According to a statement released by the group on its Facebook page, it was revealed that the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu will be discussing details of the referendum with “top family members” of the group.
Part of the statement read, “We, the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra ably led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to announce officially to the people of Biafra both home and in the diaspora, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom that our supreme leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is currently in London to join his family and see a newborn child he hadn’t seen because of his illegal incarceration and detention since 2015. He will also discuss with IPOB top family members in London to finalize the way forward for Biafra referendum that will hold on February 16, 2019, along with the Nigeria presidential poll.
“IPOB Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu,’s relocation to the United Kingdom from his base in Israel was actually to perfect arrangements on Biafra referendum scheduled to hold 16th February 2019 to ascertain number of those who want Nigeria politics and those who want Biafra freedom through a peaceful and democratic process for the sovereignty of our dear nation Biafra. Our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is currently meeting with IPOB high command in Europe to perfect plans for the referendum which will go side by side with the February 16 presidential poll.”
Update on the group’s Facebook page, revealed that they have decided on a basic means of conducting the referendum.