The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress(APC) had mobilised prison inmates across correctional centres in the South East geopolitical zone to vote in the November 6 Anambra State governorship election.
The secessionist group, in a statement by its Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, said that there was a grand plot to rob the people of Anambra State their rights to choose a leader of their choice in the governorship election.
“The global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra, under the command and leadership of our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has through intelligence, gathered that the Nigerian Government and the All Progressives Congress, APC, have gone to several correctional centers in the South-East zone and lifted inmates and Fulani youths living in other South-East States to Anambra State, with the intention to use them and thumb-print in favour of the APC, in the forthcoming November 6 governorship election in the state.
“We raise the alarm to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, US government; British government; Israeli government; German government; Canadian government; Russian government; Amnesty International; civil society groups in the world and all relevant and reputable human rights organisations to monitor what the APC and the government of Nigeria are doing in Biafra land, especially in Imo and Anambra States.
“We want to raise this alarm to put Ndi Anambra in particular, Ndigbo and the world in general, out of the wicked plot by the APC-led Federal Government of Nigeria to rob them of their rights to choose a leader of their choice. They want to impose another puppet in Anambra State, as they did in Imo State.
“The APC has changed election norms in the history of Nigeria. We want politicians in Anambra State to be wary of what APC is doing to them, so they can resist them,” the statement read.