Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nanmdi Kanu, despite the caution by Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has re-emphasized his no election campaign to Anambra state.
Kanu has maintained that until the process for Biafra referendum is announced by the Nigerian government, there will be no election in the South-East, beginning with the November governorship election in Anambra State.
But speaking on a Channels Television programme on Thursday, the president of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, had claimed that he and some Igbo leaders had cautioned Kanu on his position.
“I told him it was wrong and not the proper way to go. In any Nigerian city outside the indigenes, Igbos are the next highest in population,” had said.
But Kanu who was in Onitsha and in the midst of mammoth crowd, insisted on his no election stand.
He said to the cheering crowd, “There will be no election in Anambra and Biafra land forever and ever. This land belongs to Biafra.
“Our enemies will fail. We are without fear before our enemies. I will be alive to see Biafra or dead fighting for it. You all must see Biafra. Our enemies must know that Biafra was designed in heaven. They must know we are not joking”.
The crowd at a point started chanting “no election, no election, no referendum, no election”.
In his welcome address at the event on behalf of Onitsha IPOB members, Chief Leonard Ojukwu, described Kanu as a hero, and added that every average resident of Onitsha is a member of IPOB.