The Indigenous People of Biafra on Sunday insisted that the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State would not hold.
It said the group would not allow any election process that would perpetuate slave status and misery among the people of the area.
In a statement by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful in Awka, the Anambra State capital, IPOB said it had not shifted ground on the issue contrary to insinuations in some quarters.
The group said it would use the Anambra poll to demonstrate to the world that IPBO would not make empty threats.
The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umar, had warned that it would deal ruthlessly with any group that would threaten the Anambra poll.
He said, “The election had been scheduled by an authorised government agency; nobody, including IPOB, has the capacity to stop it.
He said the police in the state had the capacity to suppress such threat, warning that those nursing such plot to have a rethink or be ready to face the wrath of the law.
Umar added, “Anambra Citizens have the right to have periodic elections to elect their leaders; nobody or group of persons can deny them such right.
“We are here to provide them the protection to exercise their franchise. Nobody can’t stop them from exercising their constitutional rights. We shall have no option than to suppress such threat. We have the capacity to do so”, Umar stated.
But IPOB in the press state on Sunday maintained that it would truncate the poll.