The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra has said IPOB Nnamdi Kanu, has announced intention will hold a vote on the sovereign state of Biafra on February 16th, 2019.
However, it is worthy to note that the said time-table, conflicts with the date set aside for the Nigerian Presidential and National Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Nnamdi Kanu’s statement through IPOB spokesman Emma Powerful said IPOB would be set to go public the referendum modalities in a couple of days.
EMMA POWERFUL STATEMENT READS:
“We 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 his child he hadn’t seen because of his illegal detention.
“He will also discuss with IPOB top family members in London to finalize the way forward for the Biafra referendum that will hold on February 16th, 2019.”
“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.”