Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
Pro-Biafra group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has cautioned staff members of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), against indulging in acts that would subvert the will of the people of Imo State as the state prepares for the 2023 governorship election.
The people of Imo State will file out to elect their next Governor on Saturday November 11, as the tenure of the incumbent Governor Hope Uzodimma expires by next year.
IPOB’s Spokesman, Comrade Emma Powerful, in a statement, cautioned staff members of INEC against rigging, warning that whoever is caught will get it “hot.”
Powerful, warned that any INEC ad hoc staff, NYSC member, or Polling Officer who attempts to rig the election would be doing so at his own or family risk.
He also said the warning was to prevent any attempt to subvert the will of the people of Imo State on Saturday.
The statement read: “We the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by the prophet and great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to reiterate once again that any INEC ad hoc staff that uses his or her desk to subvert the will of the people of Imo State in the name of working for APC and Hope Uzodimma will receive it hot even after the elections on the 11th November, 2023.
“If you knew you cannot resist bribes and intimidation from Hope Uzodimma and APC, it’s better to back off to avoid had I known.
“Any INEC ad hoc staff, SPO, PO and NYSC member who will be used by APC agents to falsify results or try to transmit fake results from the polling units will be doing so at his or her own risk. Same goes to the political thugs working for and as agents for Hope Uzodimma to rig this election, should be ready for what will befall them even after the election.
“IPOB reiterates our stand towards this election because nobody wants to witness the atrocities that have happened in Imo State in the last four years to continue. Imo State people’s will must not be subverted this time and those who have been contracted to subvert the will of the people must be ready to face the consequences.
“All those employed and drafted to various polling units to help rig this election will be doing so at their own and family risks; their families must call them to order or they all will sorely regret to have participated in this election. Anyone that enthroned evil on the people deserves no mercy. IPOB eyes are at every corner in the state monitoring the activities of political jobbers and criminals.”