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Amaka Ekwo who is a former Press Secretary to Nnamdi Kanu, the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has on Tuesday, urged the separatist group to support the 2023 general elections in the Southeast instead of raising hell to disrupt and boycott the elections.
Ekwo urged IPOB to encourage people of the Southeast to participate in the 2023 elections.
She said the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, would be disadvantaged in the 2023 elections if IPOB prevented the Southeast from participating in the general election.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Ekwo stressed that referendum would be difficult for the Southeast to achieve if IPOB prevents the region from participating in the 2023 general election.
She wrote: “We must be careful. Any attempt to stop the election in Biafra-land will not be good for IPOB. If IPOB puts @PeterObi at a disadvantage in the coming election, Igbo politicians will never allow #BiafraReferendum to take place. They may fight to end IPOB.”
Ekwo also noted that the All Progressives Congress, APC-led administration “does not respect the rule of law.”
She added that voter apathy from the Southeast means the governing party’s chances of retaining power in 2023 are high.
It has also been reported that the Ebonyi Governor David Umahi yesterday predicted that the state will vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 general election.
He spoke while swearing in five commissioners and two Special Assistants.
Also sworn in were six development centre coordinators.
The governor, elected on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform before he defected, believes the state will vote only for the APC.
He urged the people not to vote for the Labour Party.
“We will not vote for Labour Party, we will only vote for APC. Our vote is for APC and not for Labour Party. Our agenda is the Ebonyi agenda.
“We will vote for our presidential candidate in the person of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.